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IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy

IC 334 is a Spiral (?) Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 334 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 334
  • IC 334 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 40° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.33, IC 334 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 334

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 334 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 334.

23.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 334

The following table reports IC 334 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 334 is a visual representation of it.
2.34 arcmin
1.85 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 334

The image below is a photograph of IC 334 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 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy star
DSS2 image of IC 334 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.34 arcmin) and minor (1.85 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy morphological classification

IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy is classified as Spiral (?) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy, Spiral (?).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 334

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 334 are provided in the following table:

03h 45m 16s
+76° 38’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 334 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 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 334 from your location

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

IC 334 - Spiral (?) Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 01:21 UTC (altitude: 64.8°)