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IC 3400 - Star

IC 3400 is a Star in the Virgo constellation. IC 3400 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.

IC 3400
  • IC 3400 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 36° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.5, IC 3400 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 3400

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3400 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.

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3400

The image below is a photograph of IC 3400 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 3400 - Star star
DSS2 image of IC 3400 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3400

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3400 are provided in the following table:

12h 29m 03s
+09° 24’ 22”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3400 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 3400 - Star star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3400 - Star.

Finder chart IC 3400 - Star star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3400 - Star.

Rise ans set times of IC 3400 from your location

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

Today's IC 3400 - Star rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.6°
Max altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 279.4°
IC 3400 - Star is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom