Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2537Other name: UGC 4274
RA: 8h 13.2m DEC: +45° 59'
Constellation: LYN
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.7
Size: 3.1' x 2.7'
PA: 0°
Surface brightness: 12.6
Classification: SBp
Description: pB,pL,R,rrr,st 20
Notes: H IV 55,spiral,bright partly resolved bar w strong asym arm
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 30/31.1.2006 21:10
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 309xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IHeight: 63°
Weather: -10°C, windy
Description: Bear Paw Galaxy. A very bright galaxy which is full of details. Easily visible oval patch at 57x but needs more. It's hard to describe...two brighter areas on the NW edge, there is also a faint knot/star. Little bit brighter in the middle, but on the east side of the center there is a ''hole''. Fairly brighter arc on the SE edge.
Updated: 20.2.2006 19:16