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IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon

IC 3104 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Chamaeleon constellation. IC 3104 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

IC 3104
Galaxy
Chamaeleon
  • IC 3104 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.66, IC 3104 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon

Photometric information of IC 3104

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3104 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).

13.66

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 3104.

23.74 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3104

The following table reports IC 3104 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3104 is a visual representation of it.
2.4 arcmin
1.32 arcmin
42°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3104

The image below is a photograph of IC 3104 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 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
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DSS2 image of IC 3104 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.4 arcmin) and minor (1.32 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon morphological classification

IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3104

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3104 are provided in the following table:

12h 18m 46s
-79° 43’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3104 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 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Finder chart IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Rise ans set times of IC 3104 from your location

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

IC 3104 - Irregular Galaxy in Chamaeleon is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]