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IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus

IC 3896 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. IC 3896 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 3896
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • IC 3896 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.6, IC 3896 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 3896

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3896 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).

12.53
11.6
8.76
8.01
7.79

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 3896.

23.45 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3896

The following table reports IC 3896 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3896 is a visual representation of it.
3.05 arcmin
2.12 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3896

The image below is a photograph of IC 3896 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 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 3896 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.05 arcmin) and minor (2.12 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus 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 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3896

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3896 are provided in the following table:

12h 56m 43s
-50° 20’ 48”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3896 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 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 3896 from your location

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

IC 3896 - Elliptical Galaxy in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]