Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2778 & NGC 2779Other name: UGC 4840
RA: 9h 12.4m DEC: +35° 2'
Constellation: LYN
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.4
Size: 1.4' x 1'
PA: 40°
Surface brightness: 12.8
Classification: E
Description: pB,S,R,psmbM
Notes: H II 564,brightest in group
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 1/2.4.2005 0:40
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 292xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IIIHeight: 51°
Weather: -5°C
Description: NGC 2778 is a pretty bright NE-SE elongated galaxy. NGC 2779 is a very faint and difficult galaxy on the north-side, it's visible occasionally with averted vision.
Updated: 29.4.2005 19:24