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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia

Altitude: 72.8°   Azimuth: 45.8°   Direction: North-East

IC 59 is a Reflection Nebula in the Cassiopeia constellation. IC 59 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 59 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 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia star
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DSS2 image of IC 59 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 59

IC 59
Reflection Nebula
Cassiopeia

IC 59 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.8°
Azimuth: 45.8°
Direction: North-East

See also IC 59 rise and set times.

Available Resources for IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia

Apparent size of IC 59

The following table reports IC 59 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 59 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
5 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 59

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 59 are provided in the following table:

00h 57m 29s
+61° 08’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 59 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 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia.

Finder chart IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia.

Rise and set times of IC 59 from your location

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

IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 14:41 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)