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IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus

IC 359 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. IC 359 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 359
Galaxy
Taurus
  • IC 359 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 59° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 359 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus

Photometric information of IC 359

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 359 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).

15.4
9.58
8.78
8.47

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 359.

24.84 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 359

The following table reports IC 359 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 359 is a visual representation of it.
1.3 arcmin
1.3 arcmin
105°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 359

The image below is a photograph of IC 359 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 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 359 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.3 arcmin) and minor (1.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus morphological classification

IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 359

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 359 are provided in the following table:

04h 12m 28s
+27° 42’ 07”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 359 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 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 359 from your location

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

Today's IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.3°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.7°
IC 359 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom