Observing site: Ulvila Observatory, Finland
Instrument: C280/2750 mm (11” Catadioptric)
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Weather: Clear sky, no Moon, snow on the ground, -3C
Objects observed: NGC 5474
During this evening there was the weekly club meeting of Porin Karhunvartijat in Ulvila observatory. Because of this, I wasn’t totally alone, and I could do only one observation. This object was NGC 5474.
NGC 5474 is a spiral galaxy of type Sc located in Ursa major, very close to famous Messier 101. The galaxy is located only 45′ SE from M101. Of this object, I wrote following notes:
@117x: this galaxy appeared as a very faint, elongated glow, it appears to be elongated, long axis appears to be in SW-NE orientation. Homogenous brightness distribution, no visible core.
So that was my second and last observing session in February 2017. There wasn’t many observing sessions or observations in February, but in March I was observing during several nights and I was able to made quite lot of observations! I’ll be posting more about my observations in March 2017 later!