Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2854Other name: UGC 4995
RA: 9h 24m DEC: +49° 12'
Constellation: UMA
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13
Size: 1.6' x 0.6'
PA: 50°
Surface brightness: 12.9
Classification: SBb
Description: cF,cS,vlE,pglbM
Notes: H III 714,Arp class=double galaxy,brightest of 3
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 16/17.1.2007 23:02
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.5
Visuality: IIHeight: 66°
Weather: +0°C, windy, northern lights
Description: Two relatively bright galaxies near by Arp's Spiral. NGC 2854: SW-NE elongated, clearly brighter in the middle. NGC 2856: Elongated in NW-SE, almost even brightness, a knot on the NW side of the core.
Updated: 20.1.2007 22:25