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IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region

IC 434 is a HII Ionized region in the Orion constellation. IC 434 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.

IC 434
HII Ionized region
Orion
  • IC 434 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 25° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 11, IC 434 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 434

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 434 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).

11

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 434

The following table reports IC 434 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 434 is a visual representation of it.
90 arcmin
30 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 434

The image below is a photograph of IC 434 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 3x3 degrees (180x180 arcmins).

Image of IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region star
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DSS2 image of IC 434 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (90 arcmin) and minor (30 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 434

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 434 are provided in the following table:

05h 41m 00s
-02° 27’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 434 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 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region star
Simplified finder chart for IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region.

Finder chart IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region star
Simplified finder chart for IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region.

Rise ans set times of IC 434 from your location

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

Today's IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.5°
Max altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 267.5°
IC 434 (Flame Nebula) - HII Ionized region is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom