NGC 5422 (UGC 8935) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 14 hours 00 minutes 42 seconds, Dec +55 degrees 09 minutes 52 seconds

Size: 3.8' x 0.8' Magnitude: 12.8 photographic Class: S0 sp

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 650 minutes (65 x 10 minute subs), 04/15/16/17/18/2016; seeing 1.9-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.91.5875.24618, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

Another 'full moon' type object (relatively bright, high surface brightness, near the pole). As usual, bad gradients, so I took lots of subs in an effort to have a workable background to process ...

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5422
NGC 5422 = UGC 08935 = MCG +09-23-024 = CGCG 272-016 = PGC 49874
14 00 42.2 +55 09 51
V = 11.8;  Size 3.9x0.7;  SB = 12.8;  PA = 152d

13.1": moderately bright, fairly small, very elongated, brighter core.  A mag 11 
star lies 2.3' E and two slightly fainter stars are about 5' S.  Located 50' NNW 
of M101 and 40' NW of N5473.

8": faint, small, edge-on streak N-S.

- by Steve Gottlieb