IC 361 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis
IC 361 is a Open Cluster in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 361 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
- IC 361 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 visual magnitude of 11.7, IC 361 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 361
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 361 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 361The following table reports IC 361 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 361 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 361
The image below is a photograph of IC 361 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 361
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 361 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 361 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 361 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 361 - Open Cluster in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 16:07 UTC (altitude: 83.2°)