IC 3568 - Planetary Nebula in Camelopardalis
IC 3568 is a Planetary Nebula in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 3568 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.
See also IC 3568 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 10.6, IC 3568 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 3568
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3568 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.
Apparent size of IC 3568The following table reports IC 3568 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3568 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3568
The image below is a photograph of IC 3568 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3568
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3568 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3568 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 3568 from your location
IC 3568 - Planetary Nebula in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 08:01 UTC (altitude: 58.9°)