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IC 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia

IC 63 is a HII Ionized region in the Cassiopeia constellation. IC 63 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 63
HII Ionized region
Cassiopeia
  • IC 63 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 80° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.33, IC 63 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 63

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 63 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).

13.33

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

Apparent size of IC 63

The following table reports IC 63 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 63 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
3 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 63

The image below is a photograph of IC 63 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 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
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DSS2 image of IC 63 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 63

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 63 are provided in the following table:

00h 59m 29s
+60° 54’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 63 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 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia.

Finder chart IC 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia.

Rise ans set times of IC 63 from your location

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

IC 63 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 09:30 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)