Observing 21./22.2.2017 in Ulvila Observatory

Date: 21./22.2.2017
Time: 19:00-23:00
Observing site: Ulvila Observatory, Finland
Instrument: C280/2750 mm (11” Catadioptric)

NELM: 5.7
SQM: 19.85
Darkness of the background sky: 3
Seeing: 2
Transparency: –
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

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.

170221-22_NGC 5474
NGC 5474 observed with 11” Catadioptric.

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!

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