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IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

IC 3243 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 3243 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 3243
Galaxy
Coma Berenices
  • IC 3243 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 61° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 3243 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 3243

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3243 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
13.08
12.48
12.26

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 3243.

23.33 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3243

The following table reports IC 3243 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3243 is a visual representation of it.
0.75 arcmin
0.36 arcmin
62°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3243

The image below is a photograph of IC 3243 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 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 3243 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.75 arcmin) and minor (0.36 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3243

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3243 are provided in the following table:

12h 23m 11s
+27° 45’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3243 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 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise ans set times of IC 3243 from your location

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

Today's IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.2°
Max altitude: 66.3°
Azimuth: 297.8°
IC 3243 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom