IC 431 - Reflection Nebula in Orion
IC 431 is a Reflection Nebula in the Orion constellation. IC 431 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.
See also IC 431 rise and set times.
Apparent size of IC 431The following table reports IC 431 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 431 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 431
The image below is a photograph of IC 431 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 431
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 431 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 431 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 431 from your location
Today's IC 431 - Reflection Nebula in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):