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IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy

IC 357 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. IC 357 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 357
Galaxy
Taurus
  • IC 357 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 55° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.3, IC 357 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 357

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 357 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).

14.3
10.75
9.98
9.6

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 357.

22.9 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 357

The following table reports IC 357 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 357 is a visual representation of it.
0.94 arcmin
0.61 arcmin
147°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 357

The image below is a photograph of IC 357 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 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 357 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.94 arcmin) and minor (0.61 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is classified as Barred Spiral (Bb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy, Barred Spiral (Bb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 357

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 357 are provided in the following table:

04h 03m 43s
+22° 09’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 357 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 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 357 from your location

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

Today's IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.8°
Max altitude: 60.7°
Azimuth: 292.2°
IC 357 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom