NGC/IC Objects

NGC 2681 & NGC 2693: Galaxy Pair (Ursa Major) RA: 08h 55.3' / DEC: +51° 19'.9
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

The far southeast region of the Great Bear is home to this pair. They are located 3.3 degrees north of 3.1 magnitude Talitha, Iota Ursae Majoris, and about 6 degrees west of 3.2 magnitude Theta U Maj. NGC 2681 is the brighter of the two. Shining at magnitude 10.3, this Sa-type spiral galaxy features a stellar core embedded within a 120"x90" nebulosity. 9.2 magnitude HD 75840 is visible about 10' to the southeast. NGC 2693 is the 11.8 magnitude fuzzy on the other side of the field. This elliptical galaxy covers a 90"x60" area along a rough north-south axis. It is separated by half-a-degree in right ascension from NGC 2681. Seventeen field stars complete the portrait.

NGC 2655 NGC 2683


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