Basic object information

Object name: NGC 1003
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.3
Size: 4.3'x1.3'
Position angle: 97
Object classification: Sc
Description: pF,L,E90,mbM,r
Notes: H II 238= III 198;main body 4'x1.4' patchy;ill-def'd arms SBc UGC 2137

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 39m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +40 52' 00"

Constellation: Perseus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 3/4.12.2004 21:00

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.2

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 68
Visuality: II
Weather: -15C,

Bright galaxy in Perseus, just 2 to south from M34. NGC 1003 is highly elongated in W-E direction. The south edge is fairly sharp and the core is also obvious.