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north SunriseRise: 7:54  
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IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco

Altitude: 41.4°   Azimuth: 320.1°   Direction: North-West

IC 4708 is a Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 4708 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 4708

IC 4708 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.4°
Azimuth: 320.1°
Direction: North-West

See also IC 4708 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 4708 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of IC 4708

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4708 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 4708.

23 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4708

The following table reports IC 4708 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4708 is a visual representation of it.
0.5 arcmin
0.45 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4708

The image below is a photograph of IC 4708 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 4708 - Galaxy in Draco star
DSS2 image of IC 4708 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.5 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4708

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4708 are provided in the following table:

18h 13m 45s
+61° 09’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4708 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 4708 - Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco.

Rise ans set times of IC 4708 from your location

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

IC 4708 - Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 12:53 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)