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.
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.
Apparent size of IC 459The 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.
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 459
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 459 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of IC 459 from your location
IC 459 - Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 12:52 UTC (altitude: 88.7°)