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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 10:24 | Tran: 17:16 | Set: 0:08
Alt: 20.50°   Az: 99.00°   Direction: East

IC 3361 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 3361 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.49, IC 3361 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 3361 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 3361 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.02 arcmin) and minor (0.71 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

12h 28m 09s
+10° 31’ 48”
19h 19m 09s
07h 47m 18s

J2000

12h 26m 54s
+10° 39’ 57”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3361 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 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3361 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).

15.49
12.58

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 3361.

24.4 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 3361 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3361 is a visual representation of it.
1.02 arcmin
0.71 arcmin
119°

Morphological Classification

IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 3361 - Elliptical Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.5°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.5°