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IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Altitude: -36.3°   Azimuth: 299.1°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 368 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. IC 368 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 368 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 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of IC 368 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.99 arcmin) and minor (0.83 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 368

IC 368
Galaxy
Eridanus

IC 368 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.3°
Azimuth: 299.1°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 368 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.08, IC 368 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Photometric information of IC 368

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 368 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).

15.08
11.49
10.79
10.52

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 368.

23.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 368

The following table reports IC 368 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 368 is a visual representation of it.
0.99 arcmin
0.83 arcmin
164°

IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 368

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 368 are provided in the following table:

04h 22m 42s
-12° 36’ 55”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 368 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 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of IC 368 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 368 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus 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: 102.6°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°