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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:22 | Tran: 17:10 | Set: 23:58
Alt: -15.85°   Az: 50.00°   Direction: North-East

IC 3043 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 3043 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 16.6, IC 3043 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 3043 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 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 3043 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.93 arcmin) and minor (0.22 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

12h 14m 02s
+09° 52’ 23”
15h 13m 39s
03h 27m 41s

J2000

12h 12m 47s
+10° 00’ 34”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3043 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 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3043 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).

16.6
13.97
13.1
13.05

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 3043.

24.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 3043 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3043 is a visual representation of it.
0.93 arcmin
0.22 arcmin
170°

Morphological Classification

IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo 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 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo, Spiral (SAab).
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 3043 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.1°
Max altitude: 48.4°
Azimuth: 279.9°