Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2537
Popular name: Bear Paw Galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.7
Size: 1.7'x1.5'
Position angle: 162
Description: pB,pL,R,rrr,st 20
Notes: H IV 55;spiral;bright partly resolved bar w strong asym arm
Remarks: Bear claw/paw galaxy

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 08h 13m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +45 59' 00"

Constellation: Lynx

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 30/31.1.2006 21:10

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 63
Visuality: I
Weather: -10C, windy

Bear Paw Galaxy. A very bright galaxy which is full of details. Easily visible oval patch at 57x but needs more. It's hard to describe...two brighter areas on the NW edge, there is also a faint knot/star. Little bit brighter in the middle, but on the east side of the center there is a "hole". Fairly brighter arc on the SE edge.