IC 396 - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
IC 396 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 396 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.
- IC 396 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . Its current altitude is 45° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
- Given its B magnitude of 13.2, IC 396 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 396
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 396 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).
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 396.
Apparent size of IC 396The following table reports IC 396 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 396 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 396
The image below is a photograph of IC 396 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).
IC 396 - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification
IC 396 - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis 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 396 - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 396
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 396 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 396 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 396 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 396 - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 12:34 UTC (altitude: 73.2°)