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IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy

IC 836 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 836 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 836
  • IC 836 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 54° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 836 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 836

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 836 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).


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 836.

22.84 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 836

The following table reports IC 836 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 836 is a visual representation of it.
1.23 arcmin
0.24 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 836

The image below is a photograph of IC 836 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 836 - Spiral Galaxy star
DSS2 image of IC 836 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.23 arcmin) and minor (0.24 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 836

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 836 are provided in the following table:

12h 55m 54s
+63° 36’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 836 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 836 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 836 from your location

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

IC 836 - Spiral Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 15:33 UTC (altitude: 77.9°)