Basic object information
Object name: NGC 2442
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.4
Size: 6.0'x5.0'
Position angle: 27
Description: pL,vF,R,P w 42,D* inv M

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 07h 36m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -69 31' 00"

Constellation: Volans

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 13/14.1.2010 23:20
Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magn: 239x Filter: -
Field: 17' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.7 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: I Height: 48
Weather: +20C  
An easy and bright galaxy which has a very open and massive barred spiral structure. The core is strongly elongated in NE-SW which is also the orientation of central bar. Some knots visible in the arms.