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IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices

IC 3960 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 3960 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 3960
Galaxy
Coma Berenices
  • IC 3960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 14.47, IC 3960 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 3960

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 3960 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).

15.5
14.47
12.36
11.82
11.5

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 3960.

23.33 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 3960

The following table reports IC 3960 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 3960 is a visual representation of it.
0.55 arcmin
0.53 arcmin
14°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 3960

The image below is a photograph of IC 3960 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 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 3960 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.55 arcmin) and minor (0.53 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 3960

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 3960 are provided in the following table:

12h 59m 08s
+27° 51’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 3960 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 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise ans set times of IC 3960 from your location

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

Today's IC 3960 - Lenticular 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: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°
IC 3960 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom