NGC 5585 (UGC 9179) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 14 hours 19 minutes 48 seconds, Dec +56 degrees 43 minutes 45 seconds

Size: 6.1' x 3.8' Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: SAB(s)d HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 230 minutes (23 x 10 minute subs), 04/27/2007

Processing:

CCDStack 1.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

This image, and M 109, were taken with a lot of moon, and in a hazy, moisture laden sky, making smoothing the gradients a real challenge. See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5585

NGC 5585 = UGC 09179 = MCG +10-20-094 = CGCG 295-045 = LGG 371-003 = PGC 51210
14 19 48.3 +56 43 45
V = 10.7;  Size 5.8x3.7;  SB = 13.9;  PA = 30d

17.5" (6/23/01): moderately bright, fairly large, elongated 4:3 SSW-NNE, 
3.5'x2.5'. Broad, weak concentration to a 1' slightly brighter core.  A mag 14 
star is close south (2.1' S of center) and a mag 11.5 star is 3.4' NE of center.  
Located 5' NW of mag 9.5 SAO 29106.  Member of the M101 group.

8": fairly faint, moderately large, slightly elongated, diffuse.  Located 5' NW 
of mag 9 SAO 29106.

- by Steve Gottlieb