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IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium

IC 1973 is a Galaxy in the Horologium constellation. IC 1973 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 1973
Galaxy
Horologium
  • IC 1973 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 16.7, IC 1973 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium

Photometric information of IC 1973

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1973 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).

16.7
14.4
13.36
13.11

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 1973.

23.93 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1973

The following table reports IC 1973 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1973 is a visual representation of it.
0.5 arcmin
0.19 arcmin
10°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1973

The image below is a photograph of IC 1973 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 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium star
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DSS2 image of IC 1973 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.5 arcmin) and minor (0.19 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1973

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1973 are provided in the following table:

03h 36m 20s
-51° 59’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1973 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 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium.

Finder chart IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium.

Rise ans set times of IC 1973 from your location

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

IC 1973 - Galaxy in Horologium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]