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IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx

IC 459 is a Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 459 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 459
  • IC 459 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Its current altitude is 12° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 459 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 459

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 459 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).


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 459.

23.38 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 459

The following table reports IC 459 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 459 is a visual representation of it.
0.59 arcmin
0.49 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 459

The image below is a photograph of IC 459 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 459 - Galaxy in Lynx star
DSS2 image of IC 459 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.59 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 459

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 459 are provided in the following table:

07h 10m 39s
+50° 10’ 38”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 459 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 459 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise ans set times of IC 459 from your location

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

IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 14:23 UTC (altitude: 88.7°)