Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 5631: Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 14h 26.6m / DEC: +56° 35'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 5631 resides in far eastern Ursa Major, right across from Draco. The sketch at left presents the view at 49X in my 10-inch Starfinder. NGC 5585, standing just inside the western edge of the field, is the larger and brighter of the two galaxies. Its 10.7 magnitude glow is spread across a 3' diameter area and sandwiched by a pair of 12th magnitude GSC stars. NGC 5631 lies 56' to the east near the field boundary. This 11.5 magnitude spiral covers a 2'x1' area. The brightest of the 17 field stars are a pair of 8.8 magnitude sparklers located between and slightly north of the galaxies. Observing at such low magnification does neither object justice. Both are on my "To Redo" list.

NGC 5576 NGC 5634


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