Basic object information

Object name: UGC 3374
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13.5
Size: 2.3'x1.8'
Position angle: 90

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 05h 54m 53.6s
Dec (J2000.0): +46 26' 21"

Constellation: Auriga

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 9/10.3.2005 21:00

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 66
Visuality: III
Weather: -15C, strong northern wind

An interesting galaxy near by planetary nebula IC 2149 in Auriga. UGC 3374 is somewhat elliptical in N-S direction, a core is almost stellar. I was quite amazed when I was able to see a faint central bar which goes trough the galaxy. It's little brighter on the south side.