Basic object information

Object name: NGC 5980
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.7
Size: 1.9'x0.7'
Position angle: 13
Object classification: Sc
Description: F,pS,E0
Notes: H II 655;P w IC 1133

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 15h 41m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +15 47' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.4.2007 2:45

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: III

Height: 43

Weather: -8C

Highly elongated in N-S direction. Even brightness. A faint and stellar spot on the just little south from center. A star?