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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -60.2°   Azimuth: 108.6°   Direction: East-South-East

IC 4311 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. IC 4311 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4311 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 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 4311 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.11 arcmin) and minor (0.78 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 4311

IC 4311
Galaxy
Centaurus

IC 4311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -60.2°
Azimuth: 108.6°
Direction: East-South-East

See also IC 4311 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.06, IC 4311 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 4311

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4311 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).

14.06
11.93
11.37
10.95

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 4311.

22.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4311

The following table reports IC 4311 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4311 is a visual representation of it.
1.11 arcmin
0.78 arcmin
161°

IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus 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 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4311

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4311 are provided in the following table:

13h 40m 08s
-51° 02’ 09”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4311 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 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise and set times of IC 4311 from your location

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

IC 4311 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom