IC 3 - Elliptical Galaxy
IC 3 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 3 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.
Photometric information of IC 3
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3 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).
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 3.
Apparent size of IC 3The following table reports IC 3 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3
The image below is a photograph of IC 3 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).
IC 3 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification
IC 3 - Elliptical Galaxy is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.