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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 430 - Nebula in Orion

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:26 | Tran: 10:49 | Set: 16:11
Alt: 29.29°   Az: 201.35°   Direction: South-South-West

IC 430 is a Nebula in the Orion constellation. IC 430 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. Given its visual magnitude of 14.4, IC 430 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 430 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 0.3653x0.3653 degrees (21.92x21.92 arcmins).

Image of IC 430 - Nebula in Orion star
DSS2 image of IC 430 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.96 arcmin) and minor (10.96 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


05h 39m 47s
-07° 04’ 14”
01h 14m 39s
06h 54m 26s


05h 38m 35s
-07° 04’ 59”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 430 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 430 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for IC 430 - Nebula in Orion.

Finder chart IC 430 - Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for IC 430 - Nebula in Orion.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 430 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.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 430 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 430 is a visual representation of it.
10.96 arcmin
10.96 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 430 - Nebula in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.1°
Max altitude: 31.4°
Azimuth: 262.9°