Galaxy NGC 2841

NGC 2841: Galaxy in Ursa Major; 500 mm Cassegrain f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 90-40-40-40 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2011 Radek Chromik

Object Description

The galaxy NGC 2841 was discovered on 9th March 1788 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-made 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. [196, 277] It has a LINER-type active core and is located in a Distance from 9 Mpc to 25 Mpc.

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
DesignationNGC 2841
TypeGx (Sb)
Right Ascension (J2000.0)09h 22m 02.3s
Declination (J2000.0)+50° 58' 35"
Diameter8.1 × 3.5 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude10.1 mag
Visual magnitude9.2 mag
Surface brightness12.7 mag·arcmin-2
Position Angle147°
Distance derived from z8.99 Mpc
Metric Distance16.780 Mpc
Dreyer DescriptionvB, L, vmE 151°, vsmbM = * 10
Identification, RemarksUGC 4966, MCG 9-16-5, CGCG 265-6, KARA 324

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 2841 is located in the constellation Ursa MaiorUrsa Major (Big Dipper). The best time to observe it is December through June, when it is highest at night.

Finder Chart Galaxy NGC 2841
Galaxy NGC 2841 in constellation Ursa Maior. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Visual Observation

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