Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 5560Other name: UGC 9172
RA: 14h 20.1m DEC: +4° 0'
Constellation: VIR
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.4
Size: 3.6' x 0.9'
PA: 115°
Surface brightness: 13.2
Classification: SBb/P
Description: pF,cL,E,gbM
Notes: H II 579,vBN in strong forsh. bar:weak extens of arms,distort by 5566
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 25/26.4.2011 2:20
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: -
Field: 15'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: 2Height: 75°
Weather: +0°C, astronomical twilight
Description: An elliptical nebula in W-E direction with brighter nucleus at first glance but a weak spiral structure can be seen with averted vision.
Updated: 18.8.2011 20:38