Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2859
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.9
Size: 4.6'x4.1'
Position angle: 85
Object classification: SBO-a Ring
Description: vB,pL,R,smbM
Notes: H I 137;bright nucleus in diff. bar w diff. blobs

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 09h 24m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +34 31' 00"

Constellation: Leo Minor

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 31/1.4.2005 23:40

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 58
Visuality: II
Weather: -5C

Very bright core, somewhat elliptical in N-S direction. A faint star involved on the NE side of the core.