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IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices

IC 3396 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 3396 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 3396
Galaxy
Coma Berenices
  • IC 3396 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 14° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 17.23, IC 3396 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 3396

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3396 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).

17.23
14.31
13.84
13.46

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 3396

The following table reports IC 3396 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3396 is a visual representation of it.
0.11 arcmin
0.08 arcmin
84°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3396

The image below is a photograph of IC 3396 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 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 3396 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.11 arcmin) and minor (0.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices 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 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3396

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3396 are provided in the following table:

12h 28m 45s
+25° 03’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3396 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 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise ans set times of IC 3396 from your location

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

Today's IC 3396 - Elliptical 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: 64.9°
Max altitude: 63.6°
Azimuth: 295.1°
IC 3396 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom