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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:36 | Tran: 19:48 | Set: 3:03
Altitude: 5.4°   Azimuth: 74.0°   Direction: East-North-East

IC 3432 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 3432 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 3432 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 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 3432 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.69 arcmin) and minor (0.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 3432

IC 3432
Galaxy
Coma Berenices

IC 3432 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 5.4°
Azimuth: 74.0°
Direction: East-North-East

See also IC 3432 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.1, IC 3432 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 3432

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3432 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).

15.1
12.96
12.3
12.07

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 3432.

22.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3432

The following table reports IC 3432 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3432 is a visual representation of it.
0.69 arcmin
0.42 arcmin
56°

IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3432

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3432 are provided in the following table:

12h 30m 28s
+14° 09’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3432 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 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise and set times of IC 3432 from your location

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

Today's IC 3432 - Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 284.2°