Basic object information

Object name: NGC 2976
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.1
Size: 5.9'x2.7'
Position angle: 143
Object classification: Scp
Description: B,vL,mE152,st inv
Notes: H I 285;B main body;chaotic inner w many dk lane;F outer disc

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 09h 47m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +67 55' 00"

Constellation: Ursa Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 30/31.1.2006 0:45

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 82
Visuality: I
Weather: -10C, windy

Pretty large and bright galaxy in Ursa Major. At first view it looks like an even brightness disk but after careful watching details start to jump out. The core is very large and little bit brighter than other galaxy. On the NW edge there is a long dust lane and a spiral arm. Other side is not as clear, but there is a smaller dark area in the west corner.