NGC 2549 (UGC 4313, LEDA 23313) Galaxy in Lynx

Located at: RA 08 hours 18 minutes 58 seconds, Dec +57 degrees 48 minutes 11 seconds

Size: 4.3' x 1.4' Magnitude: 12.2 blue Class: SA(r)0^ sp (SA0^0(r) edge-on*)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 580 minutes (58 x 10 minute subs), 01/22/23/2018; seeing 2.9-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1
Location:

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

Notes:*

Moved to the northeast to avoid the brightening moon. Seeing still variable, as I am experiencing some winds in the evening.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NGC 2549 = UGC 4313 = MCG +10-12-124 = CGCG 287-069 = PGC 23313

08 18 58.2 +57 48 11

V = 11.2;  Size 3.9'x1.3';  Surf Br = 12.8;  PA = 177d

 

13.1" (1/18/85): fairly bright, fairly small, edge-on 4:1 N-S, 2.0'x0.5', very bright core, stellar or almost stellar nucleus.  Located 10' WNW of mag 5.9 30 Lyncis.

 

John Herschel discovered NGC 2549 = h495 on 9 Feb 1831 and recorded "pB; S; mE; pos in merid; psmbM; 15" l, 6" br.  A *7m follows."  His position and description matches UGC 4313.

 

* Classification from NED .