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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Altitude: 37.5°   Azimuth: 24.0°   Direction: North-North-East

IC 342 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 342 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 342 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 0.659x0.659 degrees (39.54x39.54 arcmins).

Image of IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of IC 342 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (19.77 arcmin) and minor (18.79 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 342

IC 342
Galaxy
Camelopardalis

IC 342 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.5°
Azimuth: 24.0°
Direction: North-North-East

See also IC 342 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 10.5, IC 342 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Photometric information of IC 342

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 342 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).

10.5
5.66
5.01
4.56

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 342.

24.85 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 342

The following table reports IC 342 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 342 is a visual representation of it.
19.77 arcmin
18.79 arcmin

IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification

IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Intermediate Spiral (SABc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 342

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 342 are provided in the following table:

03h 46m 49s
+68° 05’ 46”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 342 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 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Rise and set times of IC 342 from your location

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

IC 342 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 17:34 UTC (altitude: 73.4°)