Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2859Other name: UGC 5001
RA: 9h 24.3m DEC: +34° 31'
Constellation: LMI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.9
Size: 4' x 3.6'
PA: 85°
Surface brightness: 13.8
Classification: SBO-a Ring
Description: vB,pL,R,smbM
Notes: H I 137,bright nucleus in diff. bar w diff. blobs
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 31/1.4.2005 23:40
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 244xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIHeight: 58°
Weather: -5°C
Description: Very bright core, somewhat elliptical in N-S direction. A faint star involved on the NE side of the core.
Updated: 22.4.2005 18:48