Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 2712Other name: UGC 4708
RA: 8h 59.5m DEC: +44° 55'
Constellation: LYN
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.1
Size: 2.8' x 1.5'
PA: 178°
Surface brightness: 13.6
Classification: SBb
Description: pB,L,E,vgbM *18
Notes: bright nucl,smooth narrow bar,sev knotty branch arms
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 31/1.2.2006 18:45
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 309xFilter: -
Field: 10'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 4NE lim mag: 6
Visuality: IIHeight: 40°
Weather: -16°C, random clouds
Description: Pretty bright N-S elongated galaxy. Some hints of spiral structure were visible at 309x. The brighter areas on the north and south edges, also something on the west edge, but it's much fainter than others. Almost stellar nucleus is involved with surrounding inner layer.
Updated: 20.2.2006 19:18