Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2442Other name: NGC 2443
RA: 7h 36.3m DEC: -69° 32'
Constellation: VOL
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.4
Size: 5.4' x 4.9'
Surface brightness: 13.9
Classification: SBbc
Description: Cl,vF,R,P w 43,D* inv M
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 13/14.1.2010 23:20
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 239xFilter: -
Field: 17'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.5
Visuality: IHeight: 48°
Weather: +20°C
Description: An easy and bright galaxy which has a very open and massive barred spiral structure. The core is strongly elongated in NE-SW which is also the orientation of central bar. Some knots visible in the arms.
Updated: 17.9.2010 23:08