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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -3.86°   Az: 165.78°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 4637 is a Planetary Nebula in the Scorpius constellation. IC 4637 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 12.5, IC 4637 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4637 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of IC 4637 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.31 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 06m 54s
-40° 55’ 05”
22h 44m 17s
15h 51m 11s

J2000

17h 05m 11s
-40° 53’ 11”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4637 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 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius.

Finder chart IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4637 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).

13.6
12.5

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4637 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4637 is a visual representation of it.
0.31 arcmin
0.31 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 4637 - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK