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IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus

Altitude: -10.8°   Azimuth: 71.0°   Direction: East-North-East

IC 363 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. IC 363 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 363
Galaxy
Taurus

IC 363 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.8°
Azimuth: 71.0°
Direction: East-North-East

See also IC 363 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 363 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus

Photometric information of IC 363

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 363 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
12.13
11.38
11.24

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 363

The following table reports IC 363 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 363 is a visual representation of it.
0.33 arcmin
0.31 arcmin
25°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 363

The image below is a photograph of IC 363 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 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 363 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.33 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus morphological classification

IC 363 - 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 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 363 - 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 363

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 363 are provided in the following table:

04h 18m 55s
+03° 01’ 58”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 363 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 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 363 from your location

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

Today's IC 363 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.0°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.0°