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IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius

IC 4592 is a Reflection Nebula in the Scorpius constellation. IC 4592 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 4592
Reflection Nebula
Scorpius
  • IC 4592 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 17° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 3.9, IC 4592 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius

Photometric information of IC 4592

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4592 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).

3.9

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

Apparent size of IC 4592

The following table reports IC 4592 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4592 is a visual representation of it.
60 arcmin
40 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4592

The image below is a photograph of IC 4592 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 2x2 degrees (120x120 arcmins).

Image of IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of IC 4592 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (60 arcmin) and minor (40 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4592

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4592 are provided in the following table:

16h 11m 58s
-19° 27’ 16”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4592 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 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius.

Finder chart IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of IC 4592 from your location

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

Today's IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 250.5°
IC 4592 - Reflection Nebula in Scorpius is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom