NGC 5777 (UGC 9568) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 14 hours 51 minutes 18 seconds, Dec +58 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds

Size: 3.1' x 0.4' Magnitude: 14.1 photographic Class: Sbc

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, 510 minutes (51 x 10 minute subs), 04/12/13/14/2016; seeing 1.8-6.4 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:

I only was able to get two (12th & 13th) good nights on this 'keep away from the moon' object ... The 14th had high clouds all night, and very poor seeing (~4-6 seconds), as the 14th was the start of a mild Santa Ana 'wind event'. The little fuzz ball at the southeast (lower left) end of NGC 5777 is UGC 9570 (0.9'x0.9', mag 16.5, Cl: dwarf spiral).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5777
NGC 5777 = UGC 09568 = MCG +10-21-034 = CGCG 296-018 = FGC 1822 = PGC 53043
14 51 17.8 +58 58 39
V = 13.3;  Size 3.1x0.4;  SB = 13.5;  PA = 144d

17.5": fairly faint, edge-on 5:1 NW-SE, 2.0'x0.4', small bright core, thin 
extensions.  A mag 14.5 star is close to the NW tip 1.2' from center.  Located 
20' S of mag 5.5 HD 131507.

- by Steve Gottlieb