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IC 972 - Planetary Nebula

IC 972 is a Planetary Nebula in the Virgo constellation. IC 972 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 972
Planetary Nebula
Virgo
  • IC 972 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 5° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.9, IC 972 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 972

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 972 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).

14.9
13.9
15.78
15.41
15.16

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

Apparent size of IC 972

The following table reports IC 972 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 972 is a visual representation of it.
0.7 arcmin
0.7 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 972

The image below is a photograph of IC 972 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 972 - Planetary Nebula star
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DSS2 image of IC 972 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.7 arcmin) and minor (0.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 972

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 972 are provided in the following table:

14h 04m 26s
-17° 13’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 972 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 972 - Planetary Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 972 - Planetary Nebula.

Finder chart IC 972 - Planetary Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 972 - Planetary Nebula.

Rise ans set times of IC 972 from your location

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

Today's IC 972 - Planetary Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.3°
Azimuth: 252.8°
IC 972 - Planetary Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom