Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2712
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.9
Size: 2.8'x1.5'
Position angle: 178
Description: pB,L,E,vgbM *18
Notes: bright nucl;smooth narrow bar;sev knotty branch arms

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 08h 59m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +44 55' 00"

Constellation: Lynx

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 31/1.2.2006 18:45

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Height: 40
Visuality: II
Weather: -16C, random clouds

Pretty bright N-S elongated galaxy. Some hints of spiral structure were visible at 309x. The brighter areas on the north and south edges, also something on the west edge, but it's much fainter than others. Almost stellar nucleus is involved with surrounding inner layer.