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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:37 | Tran: 19:39 | Set: 2:45
Altitude: 7.2°   Azimuth: 79.0°   Direction: East

IC 3731 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 3731 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 3731 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 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 3731 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.55 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 3731

IC 3731
Galaxy
Virgo

IC 3731 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 7.2°
Azimuth: 79.0°
Direction: East

See also IC 3731 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.05, IC 3731 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

Photometric information of IC 3731

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3731 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).

16.05
13.33
12.54
12.41

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 3731.

23.23 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3731

The following table reports IC 3731 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3731 is a visual representation of it.
0.55 arcmin
0.45 arcmin
129°

IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo morphological classification

IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3731

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3731 are provided in the following table:

12h 45m 05s
+12° 26’ 46”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3731 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 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise and set times of IC 3731 from your location

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

Today's IC 3731 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 282.4°