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IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy

IC 738 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 738 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 738
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 738 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.69, IC 738 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 738

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 738 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).

14.69
12.73
11.93
11.75

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 738.

22.66 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 738

The following table reports IC 738 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 738 is a visual representation of it.
0.8 arcmin
0.47 arcmin
99°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 738

The image below is a photograph of IC 738 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 738 - Irregular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 738 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.8 arcmin) and minor (0.47 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy morphological classification

IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 738

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 738 are provided in the following table:

11h 48m 55s
-04° 40’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 738 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 738 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 738 from your location

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

Today's IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.7°
Max altitude: 33.8°
Azimuth: 265.3°
IC 738 - Irregular Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom