NGC 2336 (UGC 3809) Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Located at: RA 07 hours 27 minutes 02 seconds, Dec +80 degrees 10 minutes 40 seconds

Size: 7.0' x 3.8' Magnitude: 11.1 blue Class: SAB(r)bc

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter,  840 minutes (84 x 10 minute subs), 12/31/2014 & 01/1/2/6/9/2015; seeing 2.0-5.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.85.5478.25761, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: I finally gave up on this nice looking spiral ... not one of the nights I imaged was free from some sort of "annoyance" ... I had nights of varying amounts of high clouds, winds (poor seeing), and my neighbor's Christmas lights. Since NGC 2336 is so close to the pole, it basically was in the same position during the entire imaging run(s). See this image of my North ... my neighbor's patio (right under the field I was imaging) was lit up for Christmas, and one night (the best seeing night!) the lights were on all night, ruining the entire nights imaging. Also, the nearly full moon was in the sky the first three nights, further complicating the gradients. For this image I used the the 'best' 84, out of 126 subs taken.

From the NGC/IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2336
NGC 2336 = UGC 03809 = MCG +13-06-006 = CGCG 348-034 = CGCG 349-004 = PGC 21033
07 27 03.8 +80 10 43
V = 10.4;  Size 7.1x3.9;  SB = 13.9;  PA = 178d

17.5" (8/27/87): fairly bright, fairly large, bright core, faint halo elongated 
N-S.  A mag 15 star is superimposed just E of the core.  Located 3.6' SSE of a 
mag 10 star.  IC 467 lies 20' SSE.  A mag 14.7 supernova discovered in 1987 by 
Dana Patchick was observed.

17.5" (2/22/87): fairly bright, small bright core surrounded by a large, diffuse 
halo elongated 2:1 N-S.  Located 26' S of a mag 7.3 star.

- by Steve Gottlieb