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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:48 | Tran: 9:59 | Set: 21:05
Altitude: 8.4°   Azimuth: 35.9°   Direction: North-East

IC 305 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. IC 305 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 305 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 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of IC 305 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.79 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 305

IC 305
Galaxy
Perseus

IC 305 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 8.4°
Azimuth: 35.9°
Direction: North-East

See also IC 305 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 305 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus

Photometric information of IC 305

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 305 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).

15.7
11.01
10.27
9.99

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 305.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 305

The following table reports IC 305 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 305 is a visual representation of it.
0.79 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
74°

IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus morphological classification

IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus 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 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 305

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 305 are provided in the following table:

03h 15m 03s
+37° 51’ 35”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 305 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 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus.

Finder chart IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus.

Rise and set times of IC 305 from your location

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

Today's IC 305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Perseus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.1°
Max altitude: 76.4°
Azimuth: 307.9°