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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo

Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:32 | Tran: 17:38 | Set: 0:45
Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 35.2°   Direction: North-East

IC 3004 is a Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 3004 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 3004 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 3004 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 3004 -  Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 3004 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.61 arcmin) and minor (0.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

12h 08m 25s
+13° 06’ 39”

J2000 Coordinates

12h 07m 09s
+13° 14’ 51”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3004 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 3004 -  Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 3004 -  Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3004 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).

15.6

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 3004.

23.58 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 3004 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3004 is a visual representation of it.
0.61 arcmin
0.4 arcmin
24°

Morphological Classification

IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 3004 - Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.8°
Max altitude: 51.8°
Azimuth: 283.2°