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IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium

IC 1986 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Horologium constellation. IC 1986 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 1986
Galaxy
Horologium
  • IC 1986 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.84, IC 1986 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium

Photometric information of IC 1986

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1986 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).

14.84

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 1986.

22.67 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1986

The following table reports IC 1986 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1986 is a visual representation of it.
1.27 arcmin
0.23 arcmin
102°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1986

The image below is a photograph of IC 1986 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 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium star
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DSS2 image of IC 1986 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.27 arcmin) and minor (0.23 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium morphological classification

IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium is classified as Spiral (SAm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium, Spiral (SAm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1986

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1986 are provided in the following table:

03h 40m 35s
-45° 21’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1986 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 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium.

Finder chart IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium.

Rise ans set times of IC 1986 from your location

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

IC 1986 - Spiral Galaxy in Horologium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]