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IC 1250 (= PGC 2565010)
Discovered (Jun 23, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-77)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Draco (RA 17 14 29.0, Dec +57 25 02)
Based on a recessional velocity of 8450 km/sec, IC 1250 is about 395 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 0.6 by 0.3 arcmins, it is about 65 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 1250
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1250
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 1250

IC 1251 (= PGC 59735)
Discovered (Sep 18, 1890) by
Edward Swift (X-43)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Draco (RA 17 10 12.9, Dec +72 24 35)
Apparent size 1.5 by 1.0 arcmin.

IC 1252 (=
IC 4649 = PGC 59962)
Discovered (Sep 5, 1888) by Guillaume Bigourdan (217) (and later listed as IC 1252)
Discovered (Sep 5, 1888) by Guillaume Bigourdan (and later listed as IC 4649)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab) in Draco (RA 17 15 50.0, Dec +57 22 01)
(Either the date of the second observation is wrong, or Bigourdan made a reduction error). Apparent size 1.0 by 0.2 arcmin.

IC 1253 (=
NGC 6347 = PGC 60086)
Discovered (1866) by Truman Safford (and later listed as NGC 6347)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1866) by Truman Safford (29) (and later listed as IC 1253)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Hercules (RA 17 19 54.6, Dec +16 39 38)
(The NGC listing was undoubtedly credited to someone else; will clear up the confusion in next iteration. In any event, this entry will contain mostly historical information, so see NGC 6347 for anything else.)

IC 1254 (= PGC 59783)
Discovered (Sep 18, 1890) by
Edward Swift (X-44)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Draco (RA 17 11 33.3, Dec +72 24 06)
Apparent size 1.6 by 0.7 arcmin.

IC 1255 (= PGC 60180)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-45)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Ophiuchus (RA 17 23 05.4, Dec +12 41 46)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.5 arcmin.

IC 1256 (= PGC 60203)
Discovered (Jul 29, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (384)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Hercules (RA 17 23 47.3, Dec +26 29 11)
Apparent size 1.6 by 1.1 arcmin.

IC 1257 (= OCL 51)
Discovered (Jul 7, 1890) by
Rudolf Spitaler (6)
A 13th-magnitude open cluster (type V) in Ophiuchus (RA 17 27 08.4, Dec -07 05 37)
Apparent size 5.0 arcmin.

IC 1258 (= PGC 60320, and with
IC 1259 and 1260 = Arp 311)
Discovered (Jul 19, 1887) by Lewis Swift (VII-89)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa) in Draco (RA 17 27 17.2, Dec +58 29 07)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin. Used by the Arp Atlas as part of an example of a group of galaxies (Arp 311), with its apparent companions, IC 1259 and 1260.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 1258, one component of Arp 311
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1258
Below, a 4 arcmin wide closeup of Arp 311
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 1258, compact galaxy IC 1260 and galaxy pair IC 1259, which comprise Arp 311
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on Arp 311
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 1258, compact galaxy IC 1260 and galaxy pair IC 1259, which comprise Arp 311

IC 1259 (= PGC 60323 + PGC 60325 =
Arp 310,
and with IC 1258 and 1260 = Arp 311)

Discovered (Jul 19, 1887) by Lewis Swift (VII-90)
A pair of galaxies in Draco
PGC 60323 = A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) at RA 17 27 24.5, Dec +58 31 00
PGC 60325 = A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S) at 17 27 26.7, Dec +58 30 59
Apparent size of PGC 60323 = 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin; of PGC 60325 = 0.3 by 0.3 arcmin. IC 1259 is used by the Arp Atlas as an example of an unclassified galaxy (Arp 310), and as part of an example of a group of galaxies (Arp 311) with its apparently nearby companions, IC 1258 and 1260.
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy PGC 60323 and spiral galaxy PGC 60325, which comprise IC 1259, and one component of Arp 311
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1259; for wider views, see IC 1258

IC 1260 (= PGC 60324, and with
IC 1258 and 1259 = Arp 311)
Discovered (May 15, 1890) by Lewis Swift (IX-80)
A 15th-magnitude compact galaxy (type C) in Draco (RA 17 27 31.6, Dec +58 28 35)
Used as an part of an example of a group of galaxies (Arp 311), with its apparent companions, IC 1258 and 1259.
SDSS image of compact galaxy IC 1260, one component of Arp 311
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1260; for wider views, see IC 1258

IC 1261 (= PGC 60185 + PGC 60186)
Discovered (Sep 8, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-93)
A pair of galaxies in Draco
PGC 60185 = A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0) at RA 17 23 20.7, Dec +71 15 50
PGC 60186 = A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2) at RA 17 23 26.0, Dec +71 15 48
Apparent size of PGC 60185 is 0.8 by 0.7 arcmin; of PGC 60186 is 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy PGC 60185 and elliptical galaxy PGC 60186, which comprise IC 1261
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1261
Below, a 12 arcmin wide centered on the galaxy pair
SDSS image of region near lenticular galaxy PGC 60185 and elliptical galaxy PGC 60186, which comprise IC 1261

IC 1262 (= PGC 60479)
Discovered (Jun 19, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-82)
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E5) in Hercules (RA 17 33 02.0, Dec +43 45 35)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.6 arcmin

IC 1263 (= PGC 60481)
Discovered (Jun 19, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-83)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB) in Hercules (RA 17 33 07.0, Dec +43 49 18)
Apparent size 1.6 by 0.7 arcmin

IC 1264 (= PGC 60484)
Discovered (Jun 19, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-84)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0) in Hercules (RA 17 33 16.8, Dec +43 37 44)
Apparent size 1.2 by 1.1 arcmin

IC 1265 (= PGC 60568)
Discovered (Jul 10, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-85)
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab) in Hercules (RA 17 36 39.3, Dec +42 05 20)
Apparent size 2.0 by 0.9 arcmin

IC 1266
Discovered (1894) by
Williamina Fleming
A 12th-magnitude planetary nebula in Ara (RA 17 45 35.5, Dec -46 05 19)
Apparent size 0.17 arcmin

IC 1267 (= PGC 60635)
Discovered (Jul 19, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VII-91)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb) in Draco (RA 17 38 45.9, Dec +59 22 21)
Apparent size 1.5 by 1.0 arcmin

IC 1268 (=
NGC 6468 = PGC 60971)
Discovered (Jun 2, 1864) by Albert Marth (and later listed as NGC 6468)
Discovered (May 16, 1888) by Lewis Swift (VII-92) (and later listed IC 1268)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Hercules (RA 17 50 39.2, Dec +17 12 36)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe of 17 44 27. (this entry will mostly contain historical information; for anything else see NGC 6468)

IC 1269 (= PGC 61023)
Discovered (Jul 25, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VII-94)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc) in Hercules (RA 17 52 05.9, Dec +21 34 08)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe of 17 46 10 and adds "10th magnitude star 4 arcmin to southwest". Apparent size 1.7 by 1.3 arcmin?

IC 1270
Recorded (Jun 11, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VII-93)
A 12th-magnitude star in Draco (RA 17 47 57.3, Dec +62 13 27)

IC 1271
Discovered (1877) by
Wilhelm Tempel
An emission nebula and stars in Sagittarius (RA 18 05 13.0, Dec -24 24 38)
The second IC adds (per Howe) "An extremely faint extension of NGC 6523".

IC 1272
Discovered (Jul 18, 1889) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (218)
A group of stars in Hercules (RA 18 04 55.8, Dec +25 07 45)

IC 1273
Recorded (Jul 18, 1889) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (219)
A pair of stars in Hercules (RA 18 05 03.0, Dec +25 08 02)

IC 1274
Discovered (Jun 25, 1892) by
Edward Barnard
An emission nebula and stars in Sagittarius (RA 18 09 50.0, Dec -23 38 54)
Apparent size 6.0 by 5.0 arcmin

IC 1275
Discovered (Jun 25, 1892) by
Edward Barnard
An emission nebula and stars in Sagittarius (RA 18 10 07.0, Dec -23 45 42)

IC 1276 (= GCL 90)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-95)
A 10th-magnitude globular cluster (type XII) in Serpens (RA 18 10 45.7, Dec -07 12 40)
Apparent size 8.0 arcmin

IC 1277 (= PGC 61491)
Discovered (Aug 31, 1888) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (220)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc) in Hercules (RA 18 10 27.3, Dec +31 00 12)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.9 arcmin

IC 1278
Discovered (Aug 31, 1888) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (221)
A group of stars in Hercules (RA 18 10 41.9, Dec +31 08 59)
Apparent size 0.80 arcmin

IC 1279 (= PGC 61518)
Discovered (Oct 18, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VII-95)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb) in Hercules (RA 18 11 15.4, Dec +36 00 27)
Apparent size 2.6 by 0.6 arcmin
DSS image of spiral galaxy IC 1279
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1279
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy, also showing IC 1281
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 1279, also showing spiral galaxy IC 1281

IC 1280 (=
NGC 6581 = PGC 61549)
Discovered (Jul 1, 1870) by Édouard Stephan (and later listed as NGC 6581)
Discovered (Jul 1, 1886) by Guillaume Bigourdan (222) (and later listed as IC 1280)
A 14th-magnitude compact galaxy (type C) in Hercules (RA 18 12 18.3, Dec +25 39 46)
(this entry will mostly contain historical information; for anything else see NGC 6581)

IC 1281 (= PGC 61527)
Discovered (May 28, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-96)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S) in Hercules (RA 18 11 38.1, Dec +35 59 52)
The second IC adds "is = IC 1279. Howe saw only the latter." (Obviously, the second IC comment may be incorrect.) Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 1282
Recorded (Jun 19, 1890) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (223)
Four stars in Hercules (RA 18 14 05.3, Dec +21 06 06)

IC 1283
Discovered (June, 1892) by
Edward Barnard
An emission nebula in Sagittarius (RA 18 17 16.7, Dec -19 45 44)
Apparent size 3.0 by 3.0 arcmin. Part of IC 1284.

IC 1284
Discovered (Mar 31, 1892) by
Edward Barnard
An emission nebula and stars in Sagittarius (RA 18 17 39.5, Dec -19 40 19)
The second IC adds "See A.N. 4239 about the very faint, extremely large nebulosities in this neighbourhood". Apparent size 17 by 15 arcmin?

IC 1285
Discovered (Aug 8, 1888) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (224)
A group of stars in Hercules (RA 18 16 09.8, Dec +25 06 08)

IC 1286 (= PGC 61666)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VII-96)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sab) in Draco (RA 18 16 14.4, Dec +55 35 24)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.5 arcmin

IC 1287
Discovered (Jun 29, 1892) by
Edward Barnard
A reflection nebula in Scutum (RA 18 31 26.0, Dec -10 47 42)
Apparent size 20 by 10 arcmin

IC 1288 (= PGC 61941)
Discovered (Oct 19, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VII-97)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa) in Lyra (RA 18 29 22.5, Dec +39 42 50)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.7 arcmin

IC 1289 (= PGC 61958)
Discovered (Oct 19, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VII-98)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S) in Lyra (RA 18 30 02.2, Dec +39 57 53)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin

IC 1290
Discovered (1887) by
John Thome (CD -24 14550)
A group of stars in Sagittarius (RA 18 38 28.0, Dec -24 06 48)
The second IC adds (per Howe) "A cluster of a half dozen stars of 12th magnitude and fainter". Apparent size 2.0 by 1.0 arcmin?

IC 1291 (= PGC 62049)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-46)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBdm pec) in Draco (RA 18 33 52.4, Dec +49 16 43)
The second IC adds (per Howe) "RA 18 30 17, NPD 40 50.0, two 12th magnitude stars to northeast and northwest". Apparent size 2.0 by 2.0 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy IC 1291
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1291
Below, a HST image of a portion of the galaxy (Image Credits: Hubble Legacy Archive)
HST image of a portion of spiral galaxy IC 1291
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 1291

IC 1292
Recorded (1894) by
Williamina Fleming
A lost or nonexistent object in Sagittarius (RA 18 44 40.3, Dec -27 48 54)

IC 1293
Discovered (Aug 29, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-97)
A group of stars in Draco (RA 18 41 38.0, Dec +56 19 02)

IC 1294
Discovered (Jul 12, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VII-99)
A group of stars in Lyra (RA 18 49 50.5, Dec +40 12 33)

IC 1295
Discovered (Aug 28, 1867) by
Truman Safford (82)
A 13th-magnitude planetary nebula in Scutum (RA 18 54 37.1, Dec -08 49 35)
Apparent size 1.5 arcmin

IC 1296 (= PGC 62532)
Discovered (Oct 2, 1893) by
Edward Barnard
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc) in Lyra (RA 18 53 18.8, Dec +33 03 59)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.8 arcmin

IC 1297
Discovered (1894) by
Williamina Fleming
An 11th-magnitude planetary nebula in Crater (RA 19 17 23.4, Dec -39 36 45)
Apparent size 0.40 arcmin

IC 1298
Discovered (Jul 30, 1889) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (225)
A group of stars in Aquila (RA 19 18 35.4, Dec -01 35 46)

IC 1299
Discovered (Oct 8, 1893) by
Thomas Espin (1)
A group of stars in Vulpecula (RA 19 22 42.0, Dec +20 44 24)
Apparent size 4.0 by 2.5 arcmin. A loose scattering of about a dozen stars.
DSS image of stellar group IC 1299
Above, a 6 arcmin wide closeup of IC 1299
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the stellar group
DSS image of region near stellar group IC 1299
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