Maffei II (UGCA 39, PGC 10217) Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 02 hours 41 minutes 56 seconds, Dec +59 degrees 36 minutes 20 seconds

Size: 2.2' x 1.3' (5.82' x 1.57')** Magnitude: 14.5 Class: SAB(rs)bc:

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 1100 minutes (111 x 10 minute subs), 11/6/8/9/12/14/15/2014; seeing 2.3-4.2 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.84.5400.22239, Photoshop CS5.1


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: This object (see Maffei I) has also been difficult to image ... Maffei II was imaged during much better seeing than Maffei I, but had several nights of high clouds (during which I imaged), and a couple of nights of overcast skies.

See the CDS listing for "UGCA 39".

See this article in Wikipedia (Maffei II).

** NED information