NGC 2146 (UGC 3429) Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 06 hours 18 minutes 41 seconds, Dec +78 degrees 21 minutes 27 seconds

Size: 5.3' x 3.3' Magnitude: 11.4 blue Class: SB(s)ab pec HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 700 minutes (70 x 10 minute subs), 01/17/20/22/25/2014; seeing 2.8-4.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.76.5115.24309, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Again, it took 4 days to get enough subs for this one ... I could only get about 18 subs in a night because of the tree to my north ... the object 'set' into the branch just to the upper left of Polaris ... also had mediocre seeing and bouts of high cloud ... same problem's as IC 356.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2146
NGC 2146 = UGC 03429 = MCG +13-05-022 = CGCG 348-017 = PGC 18797
06 18 39.0 +78 21 28
V = 10.6;  Size 6.0x3.4;  SB = 13.7;  PA = 123d

13.1": fairly bright, fairly large, very elongated 3:1 NW-SE, bright core.  A 
mag 11 double at 30" separation is just off the SE end.  A few brighter mag 10-
11 stars are 6' E.  N2146A lies 19' ENE.

- by Steve Gottlieb