Basic object information

Object name: UGC 2885
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 14.4
Size: 4.3'x2.1'
Position angle: 40

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 03h 53m 02.4s
Dec (J2000.0): +35 35' 21"

Constellation: Perseus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 4/5.12.2005 22:47

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 64
Visuality: III
Weather: -10C

This is the largest known spiral galaxy but in the eyepiece it doesn't look special at all. Only a faint elliptical haze next to 11th mag star. The star shines bright and blocks the galaxy which makes it hard to observe.