NGC 2768 (UGC 4821) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 09 hours 11 minutes 38 seconds, Dec +60 degrees 02 minutes 22 seconds

Size: 8.1' x 4.2' Magnitude: 10.8 blue Class: E6: (S0 1/2)*

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 670 minutes (67 x 10 minute subs), 02/24/25/26/2013; seeing 3.3-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

 CCDStack 2.62.4434.29317, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:* From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2768

NGC 2768 = UGC 04821 = MCG +10-13-065 = CGCG 288-026 = PGC 25915
09 11 37.6 +60 02 15
V = 9.9;  Size 8.1x4.3;  SB = 13.7;  PA = 95d

17.5": very bright, moderately large, elongated 2:1 E-W, faint halo extends to 
3.0'x1.5' with averted.  The halo increases to a very bright core with a high 
surface brightness and a stellar nucleus.  Several bright stars are in the field 
including two mag 10 stars 3.5' WNW and 4.7' N of center.

8": fairly bright, elongated, bright core.  Located 15' SE of a wide mag 8/9 
pair.

- by Steve Gottlieb
* NED classification