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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:55 | Tran: 9:28 | Set: 12:01
Altitude: -15.2°   Azimuth: 237.4°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1769 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. IC 1769 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1769 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of IC 1769 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.93 arcmin) and minor (0.26 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1769

IC 1769
Galaxy
Fornax

IC 1769 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -15.2°
Azimuth: 237.4°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 1769 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.52, IC 1769 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Photometric information of IC 1769

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1769 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

15.52
12.59
11.82
11.55

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of IC 1769.

23.23 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1769

The following table reports IC 1769 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1769 is a visual representation of it.
0.93 arcmin
0.26 arcmin
76°

IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax morphological classification

IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1769

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1769 are provided in the following table:

02h 00m 55s
-31° 55’ 10”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1769 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Rise and set times of IC 1769 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 1769 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.9°
Max altitude: 6.6°
Azimuth: 238.1°