Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2976Other name: UGC 5221
RA: 9h 47.2m DEC: +67° 55'
Constellation: UMA
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.2
Size: 6.2' x 3.1'
PA: 143°
Surface brightness: 13
Classification: Scp
Description: B,vL,mE152,st inv
Notes: H I 285,B main body,chaotic inner w many dk lane,F outer disc
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 30/31.1.2006 0:45
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 309xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IHeight: 82°
Weather: -10°C, windy
Description: Pretty large and bright galaxy in Ursa Major. At first view it looks like an even brightness disk but after careful watching details start to jump out. The core is very large and little bit brighter than other galaxy. On the NW edge there is a long dust lane and a spiral arm. Other side is not as clear, but there is a smaller dark area in the west corner.
Updated: 6.2.2006 20:15