Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2290 groupOther name: UGC 3562
RA: 6h 50.9m DEC: +33° 26'
Constellation: GEM
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13.2
Size: 1.2' x 0.7'
PA: 50°
Surface brightness: 13
Classification: Sa
Description: F,S,gbM
Notes: H III 897?,NGC 2289-2290 group
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 14/15.1.2005 0:35
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 4NE lim mag: 6
Visuality: IIIHeight: 58°
Weather: -5°C, windy, bright background sky, northern lights
Description: Nice group of faint galaxies. NGC 2289 (13.5 mag) and NGC 2290 (13.3 mag) are the leading members. NGC 2290 is a little oval and it has an obvious core. NGC 2289 is a small round haze, no core. NGC 2291 (13.2 mag) is a very faint galaxy in the north, even brightness. NGC 2294 is very small and highly elongated in N-S direction.
Updated: 24.1.2005 10:23