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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:50 | Tran: 17:05 | Set: 0:21
Alt: 7.38°   Az: 75.43°   Direction: East-North-East

IC 781 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 781 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. Given its B magnitude of 14.8, IC 781 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 781 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 781 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.3 arcmin) and minor (1.24 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

12h 21m 17s
+14° 49’ 31”
17h 32m 36s
05h 53m 54s

J2000

12h 20m 03s
+14° 57’ 41”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 781 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 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 781 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).

14.8
11.55
10.87
10.84

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 781.

23.5 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 781 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 781 is a visual representation of it.
1.3 arcmin
1.24 arcmin
30°

Morphological Classification

IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 781 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 75.2°
Max altitude: 53.3°
Azimuth: 284.8°