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IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices

IC 3886 is a Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 3886 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 3886
Galaxy
Coma Berenices
  • IC 3886 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 39° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 17.75, IC 3886 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 3886

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3886 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).

17.75

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 3886.

24.49 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3886

The following table reports IC 3886 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3886 is a visual representation of it.
0.4 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
22°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3886

The image below is a photograph of IC 3886 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 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 3886 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.4 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3886

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3886 are provided in the following table:

12h 55m 00s
+19° 00’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3886 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 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise ans set times of IC 3886 from your location

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

Today's IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.0°
Max altitude: 57.5°
Azimuth: 289.0°
IC 3886 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom