Basic object information

Object name: IC 356
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.6
Size: 5.9'x3.9'
Position angle: 105
Object classification: Sbp
Description: pF,pL,BM,* 8.5 4' north

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 04h 07m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +69 49' 00"

Constellation: Camelopardalis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 19/20.1.2006 20:45

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 228x


Field: 13'

NE Lim.mag: 6.2

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 81
Visuality: I
Weather: -27C

Surprisingly bright and large galaxy in Camelopardalis. Easy elliptical haze at 57x and 228x shows clearly brighter core. There is also a weak brightening and a star on the east side of the core.