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IC 361 - Open Cluster

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
Open Cluster
  • IC 361 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 21° 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.
Available Resources for IC 361 - Open Cluster

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 361

The 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.
7.2 arcmin
7.2 arcmin

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).

Image of IC 361 - Open Cluster star
DSS2 image of IC 361 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.2 arcmin) and minor (7.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 361

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 361 are provided in the following table:

04h 18m 51s
+58° 14’ 58”

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°.

Finder chart IC 361 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for IC 361 - Open Cluster.

Finder chart IC 361 - Open Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for IC 361 - Open Cluster.

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
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 361 - Open Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 01:55 UTC (altitude: 83.2°)