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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 974 - Star in Virgo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:11 | Tran: 19:41 | Set: 1:16
Altitude: 12.2°   Azimuth: 115.5°   Direction: East-South-East

IC 974 is a Star in the Virgo constellation. IC 974 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 974 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 974 - Star in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 974 in the Red band.

Key facts about IC 974

IC 974
Star
Virgo

IC 974 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 115.5°
Direction: East-South-East

See also IC 974 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 16.72, IC 974 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 974 - Star in Virgo

Photometric information of IC 974

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 974 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).

17.33
16.72
15.32
14.92
14.87

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 974

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 974 are provided in the following table:

14h 06m 33s
-05° 29’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 974 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 974 - Star in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 974 - Star in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 974 - Star in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 974 - Star in Virgo.

Rise and set times of IC 974 from your location

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

Today's IC 974 - Star in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.5°
Max altitude: 33.0°
Azimuth: 264.5°