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IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia

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.

IC 59
Reflection Nebula
Cassiopeia
  • IC 59 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 27° above the horizon. See also 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

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 59

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.

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 ans set times of IC 59 from your location

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

IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 19:42 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)