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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus

Altitude: -29.7°   Azimuth: 72.4°   Direction: East-North-East

IC 380 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. IC 380 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 380 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 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of IC 380 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.76 arcmin) and minor (0.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 380

IC 380
Galaxy
Eridanus

IC 380 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.7°
Azimuth: 72.4°
Direction: East-North-East

See also IC 380 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.25, IC 380 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus

Photometric information of IC 380

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 380 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).

15.25
12.83
12.19
12.13

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 380.

23.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 380

The following table reports IC 380 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 380 is a visual representation of it.
0.76 arcmin
0.46 arcmin
75°

IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 380

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 380 are provided in the following table:

04h 31m 41s
-12° 55’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 380 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 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 380 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of IC 380 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 380 - Intermediate Spiral 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: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°