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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:42 | Tran: 9:52 | Set: 16:02
Altitude: -28.0°   Azimuth: 318.1°   Direction: North-West

IC 366 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. IC 366 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 366 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 366 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 366 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.34 arcmin) and minor (0.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

04h 20m 58s
+02° 25’ 02”
09h 34m 00s

J2000 Coordinates

04h 19m 41s
+02° 21’ 35”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 366 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 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 366 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).

15.6
11.99
11.36
11.1

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 366.

22.13 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 366 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 366 is a visual representation of it.
0.34 arcmin
0.2 arcmin
20°

Morphological Classification

IC 366 - 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 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 366 - Elliptical Galaxy in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.6°
Max altitude: 40.9°
Azimuth: 272.4°