Basic object information
Object name: NGC 1485
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.8
Size: 2.1'x0.7'
Position angle: 22
Object classification: Sb
Description: eF,pS,R

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 04h 05m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +71 00' 00"

Constellation: Camelopardalis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 5/6.1.2008 0:20

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 457x


Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 5

Visuality: I

Height: 70

Weather: -14C

Pretty bright and interesting galaxy in Camelopardalis. It's elongated in NNE-SSW direction and shows some structure and details. The northern half is clearly brighter than other galaxy. There seems to be a fainter area in the middle which cuts galaxy into two pieces. The south half is again little bit brighter. This object reminds me distantly of M82. There is a faint star involved in SE-corner.