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.
Apparent size of IC 59The 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.
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 59
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 59 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of IC 59 from your location
IC 59 - Reflection Nebula in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 09:28 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)