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IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy

IC 320 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. IC 320 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 320
  • IC 320 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 4° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 320 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 320

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 320 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).


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 320.

24.02 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 320

The following table reports IC 320 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 320 is a visual representation of it.
1.12 arcmin
0.91 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 320

The image below is a photograph of IC 320 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 320 - Spiral Galaxy star
DSS2 image of IC 320 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.12 arcmin) and minor (0.91 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy 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 320 - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 320

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 320 are provided in the following table:

03h 25m 59s
+40° 47’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 320 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 320 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 320 from your location

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

IC 320 - Spiral Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 03:31 UTC (altitude: 79.3°)