|NGC 3310: Spiral Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 10h 38.8m / DEC: +53° 30'.1|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
Southern Ursa Major is where you will encounter NGC 3310. Specifically, this 10.8 magnitude galaxy stands 2.4 degrees southwest of 5.1 magnitude 44 Ursae Majoris. NGC 3310 is presented in the sketch at left. The spiral galaxy appears as a circular 2' diameter glow with sharp brightening at the core. A group of four 12th and 14th magnitude GSC stars are arranged as a small curve immediately north of the galaxy. The bright star dominating the field is 5.6 magnitude HD 92095, 10' north of the galaxy. The sketch, which renders a moderate power view in the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian, is completed by 10 additional field stars.
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Revised: February 24, 2002 [WDF]