Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2968Other name: UGC 5190
RA: 9h 43.2m DEC: +31° 56'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.7
Size: 2.1' x 1.6'
PA: 45°
Surface brightness: 13
Classification: Sa
Description: pB,pL,lE,vglbM,2nd of 3
Notes: H II 491,diffuse, Mrk 405 east 5.1 min (m=14.7)
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 30/31.2.2011 22:55
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: -
Field: 15'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.8
Visuality: 1Height: 60°
Weather: -12°C
Description: A beautiful spiral-duo in Leo. NGC 2964 is brighter and larger with nice spiral arms and almost stellar nucleus. NGC 2958s spiral in not so obvious but could be detected with averted vision.
Updated: 19.4.2011 21:02