Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 3941: Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 11h 52.9m / DEC: +36° 59'.2
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

Isolated in far southern Ursa Major, this 10.4 magnitude galaxy is likely to be missed unless you make the effort to search it out. The closest bright deep-sky object is NGC 3813, about 2.5 degrees to the west. NGC 3941 is elongated north-south across a 3'x1' area as captured in the sketch at left. A stellar core is readily apparent at 82X in my 10-inch Newtonian and several bright stars are seen to the south. The bright pair along the southwestern edge shine at 7th and 8th magnitude, respectively. Magnitude 6.5 HD 103500 is just beyond the field boundary to the southeast.

NGC 3938 NGC 3945


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