Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3254Other name: UGC 5685
RA: 10h 29.3m DEC: +29° 30'
Constellation: LMI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.7
Size: 4.8' x 1.5'
PA: 46°
Surface brightness: 13.8
Classification: Sbc
Description: cB,L,mE 45,psmbMN
Notes: H I 72
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 9/10.4.2013 23:50
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: -
Field: 14'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IIHeight: 55°
Weather: -8°C
Description: There's definitely some structure around the nucleus but it's impossible to say excatly what it is. Maybe some hints of spiral structure that are visible in photographs?
Updated: 27.9.2013 22:00