Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2776Other name: UGC 4838
RA: 9h 12.2m DEC: +44° 57'
Constellation: LYN
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.6
Size: 2.8' x 2.5'
Surface brightness: 13.8
Classification: SBc
Description: pB,L,R,vgbM,r
Notes: bright nucleus,2 main knotty arms,similar to M101
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 31/1.2.2006 19:10
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 228xFilter: -
Field: 13'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 4NE lim mag: 6
Visuality: IHeight: 35°
Weather: -16°C, random clouds
Description: A difficult galaxy in these skies. The galaxy is pretty bright, but details need better conditions. A core is much brighter than other galaxy, overhangs on the west- and east-sides informed on spiral structure. Teasing knots and mottling. The galaxy is mainly NW-SE oriented.
Updated: 20.2.2006 19:17