Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2854 & NGC 2856
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 13.0 & 13.2

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 09h 24m 00.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +49 12' 00"

Constellation: Ursa Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 16/17.1.2007 23:20

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 457x


Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Visuality: III

Height: 66

Weather: +0C, windy, northern lights

Two relatively bright galaxies near by Arp's Spiral. NGC 2854: SW-NE elongated, clearly brighter in the middle. NGC 2856: Elongated in NW-SE, almost even brightness, a knot on the NW side of the core.