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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:17 | Tran: 20:02 | Set: 4:51
Altitude: 64.1°   Azimuth: 211.1°   Direction: South-South-West

IC 4040 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 4040 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4040 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 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 4040 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.78 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 4040

IC 4040
Galaxy
Coma Berenices

IC 4040 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 64.1°
Azimuth: 211.1°
Direction: South-South-West

See also IC 4040 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 14.76, IC 4040 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 4040

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4040 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).

15.1
14.76
12.92
12.29
11.84

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 4040.

22.81 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4040

The following table reports IC 4040 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4040 is a visual representation of it.
0.78 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
152°

IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Intermediate Spiral (SABc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4040

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4040 are provided in the following table:

13h 00m 38s
+28° 03’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4040 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 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise and set times of IC 4040 from your location

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 4040 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.9°
Max altitude: 66.6°
Azimuth: 298.1°