|NGC 2742: Spiral Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 09h 07.6m / DEC: +60° 28'.8|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
The sketch at left records the view of this 11.4 magnitude spiral galaxy at 129X in the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. NGC 2742 covers a 3'x1' area along an east-west axis. Its oval form is highlighted by a slightly brighter core region. The bright star immediately to the northwest is 7.8 magnitude HD 77726. A trio of 11th through 13th magnitude stars stands sentry immediately to the west-southwest. 9.2 magnitude HD 78124 is seen just inside the field boundary, 13' to the east. Eighteen additional stars complete the view. NGC 2768 is located just beyond the field of view, some 40' to the southeast. Look for NGC 2742 in the snout of the Great Bear, about 5 degrees south-southeast from 3.3 magnitude Omicron (1) Ursae Majoris.
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