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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:57 | Tran: 15:39 | Set: 23:21
Altitude: 48.5°   Azimuth: 127.9°   Direction: South-East

IC 2308 is a Galaxy Triplet in the Cancer constellation. IC 2308 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 2308 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 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of IC 2308 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.32 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2308

IC 2308
Galaxy Triplet
Cancer

IC 2308 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 127.9°
Direction: South-East

See also IC 2308 rise and set times.

Available Resources for IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer

Apparent size of IC 2308

The following table reports IC 2308 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2308 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.32 arcmin
93°

IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer morphological classification

IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2308

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2308 are provided in the following table:

08h 20m 44s
+19° 21’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2308 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 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer.

Finder chart IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer.

Rise and set times of IC 2308 from your location

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

Today's IC 2308 - Galaxy Triplet in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.6°
Max altitude: 57.9°
Azimuth: 289.4°