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IC 444 - Reflection Nebula

IC 444 is a Reflection Nebula in the Gemini constellation. IC 444 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 444
Reflection Nebula
Gemini
  • IC 444 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 27° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 7.03, IC 444 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
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Photometric information of IC 444

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 444 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).

7.03

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

Apparent size of IC 444

The following table reports IC 444 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 444 is a visual representation of it.
8 arcmin
4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 444

The image below is a photograph of IC 444 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 444 - Reflection Nebula star
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DSS2 image of IC 444 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (8 arcmin) and minor (4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 444

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 444 are provided in the following table:

06h 18m 33s
+23° 18’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 444 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 444 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 444 - Reflection Nebula.

Finder chart IC 444 - Reflection Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 444 - Reflection Nebula.

Rise ans set times of IC 444 from your location

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

Today's IC 444 - Reflection Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.7°
Max altitude: 61.8°
Azimuth: 293.3°
IC 444 - Reflection Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom