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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:00 | Tran: 10:50 | Set: 15:41
Altitude: -23.1°   Azimuth: 82.0°   Direction: East

IC 340 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. IC 340 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 340 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 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of IC 340 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.61 arcmin) and minor (0.58 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 340

IC 340
Galaxy
Eridanus

IC 340 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -23.1°
Azimuth: 82.0°
Direction: East

See also IC 340 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.76, IC 340 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Photometric information of IC 340

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 340 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).

14.76
11.92
11.24
10.87

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 340.

24.25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 340

The following table reports IC 340 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 340 is a visual representation of it.
1.61 arcmin
0.58 arcmin
90°

IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 340

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 340 are provided in the following table:

03h 39m 29s
-13° 06’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 340 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 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of IC 340 from your location

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

Today's IC 340 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°