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IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

IC 3081 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 3081 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.

IC 3081
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 3081 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 48° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 3081 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

Photometric information of IC 3081

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3081 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
13.38
12.64
12.61

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 3081.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3081

The following table reports IC 3081 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3081 is a visual representation of it.
0.77 arcmin
0.4 arcmin
86°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3081

The image below is a photograph of IC 3081 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 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 3081 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.77 arcmin) and minor (0.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo morphological classification

IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3081

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3081 are provided in the following table:

12h 16m 09s
+12° 41’ 28”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3081 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 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise ans set times of IC 3081 from your location

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

Today's IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.3°
Max altitude: 51.2°
Azimuth: 282.7°
IC 3081 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Virgo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom