Basic object information

Object name: UGC 5470
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.2
Size: 10.7'x8.3'
Position angle: 80
Object classification: dE3
Notes: dwarf elliptical in Local Group;0.3' N of Regulus

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 10h 08m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +12 18' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 6/7.4.2007 23:00

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 134x


Field: 22'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: III

Height: 37

Weather: -5C, windy

A very large elliptical haze just little north from Regulus. At 17 mm eyepiece I was able to get Regulus out side of the field which made Leo I very easy to see. It is somewhat brighter in the middle but it's impossible to say how large the brighter area is, overall shape and edges are also very fuzzy. An interesting object which needs dark skies.