NGC 3726 (UGC 6537) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 11 hours 33 minutes 21 seconds, Dec +47 degrees 01 minutes 45 seconds

Size: 6.1' x 4.2' Magnitude: 10.9 blue Class: SAB(r)c HII

 North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 460 minutes (46 x 10 minute subs), 04/02/03/04/08/2017; FWHM 2.6-4.8 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

As the moon moved into the south/southeastern skies, I tried to image this nice spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. However, the weather has not been ideal, as only the first night (04/02) was any good. I could only find a fairly dim guide star (6-10 seconds integration time), and the varying amounts of high clouds caused guiding/field illumination problems on the second two evenings (plus the moon was nearly full). Would like to get one more 'good' night of imaging in, but am posting what I have for now.

Added one more night of 16 subs (lots of moon, poor to average seeing). Will call this object done, as I am at a point of diminishing returns ...

See the Deep Sky Browser page for NGC 3726.

NED info. See the SEDs Interactive NGC Catalog Online.

See the CDS image/data.