NGC 5970 (UGC 9943) Galaxy in Serpens

Located at: RA 15 hours 38 minutes 20 seconds, Dec +12 degrees 11 minutes 16 seconds

Size: 2.9' x 1.9' Magnitude: 12.2 blue Class: SB(r)c

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, 600 minutes (60 x 10 minute subs), 06/24/25/26/2016; seeing 2.3-4.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Taking advantage of moon free south to get some final galaxies (see NGC 6070) in for this season ... The smattering of small galaxies to the WNW (upper right) is most of AGC 2101 (Mag 10th brightest: 17.2, Size: 9.0', Cl: 0 5, # Galaxies: 35).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5970
NGC 5970 = UGC 09943 = MCG +02-40-006 = CGCG 078-034 = LGG 401-003 = PGC 55665
15 38 30.1 +12 11 12
V = 11.5;  Size 2.9x1.9;  SB = 13.3;  PA = 88d

13.1": fairly bright, moderately large, elongated 3:2 ~E-W, broad concentration 
to core.  Located 5.3' SW of mag 7.5 SAO 101663.

- by Steve Gottlieb