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IC 981 - Galaxy

IC 981 is a Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 981 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 981
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 981 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 8° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.09, IC 981 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 981

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 981 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).

15.09
12.28
11.55
11.12

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

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of IC 981.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 981

The following table reports IC 981 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 981 is a visual representation of it.
0.86 arcmin
0.43 arcmin
73°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 981

The image below is a photograph of IC 981 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 981 - Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 981 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.86 arcmin) and minor (0.43 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 981

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 981 are provided in the following table:

14h 10m 27s
-04° 10’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 981 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 981 - Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 981 - Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 981 - Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 981 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 981 from your location

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

Today's IC 981 - Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.2°
Max altitude: 34.3°
Azimuth: 265.8°
IC 981 - Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom