Galaxy NGC 2681

NGC 2681
NGC 2681: Galaxy in Ursa Major; 500 mm Cassegrain 3625 mm f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 430-120-120-120 min LRGB; Bernese Highland; © 2017 Radek Chromik [32]

History

William Herschel discovered NGC 2681 (bright nebula I 242) and NGC 2693 (faint nebula II 823) on 17 March 1790. He recorded for I 242: «Very bright, large bright resolvable nucleus with very faint chevelure» and for II 823: «Pretty bright, small, round, much brighter in the middle.» [?] The galaxy NGC 2694 was discovered by George Johnstone Stoney, Lord Rosse's assistant, on 9 March 1850. [364]

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Name RA Dec Type bMag vMag B-V SB Dim PA z D(z) MD Dreyer Description Identification, Remarks
NGC 2681 08 53 32.5 +51 18 47 Gx (SB0-a) 11.1 10.3 0.8 12.9 3.6 × 3.3 36 0.002308 9.75 15.250 vB, vL, vg, vsmbM * 10 WH I 242; h 530; GC 1711; UGC 4645; MCG 9-15-41; CGCG 264-26; ARAK 185; IRAS 08500+5130
NGC 2693 08 56 59.4 +51 20 52 Gx (E1) 12.8 11.9 0.9 13.6 2.6 × 1.8 160 0.016485 69.63 58.150 pB, lE, psmbM WH II 823; h 535; GC 1720; UGC 4674; MCG 9-15-55; CGCG 264-35
NGC 2694 08 56 59.2 +51 19 57 Gx (E1) 15.4 14.4 1.0 14.7 1.2 × 1.2 0.016977 71.71 vF, vS, 1' s of h 535 GC 5435; MCG 9-15-56; CGCG 264-34; NPM1G +51.0121

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 2681 is located in the constellation Ursa Maior. The best viewing time is November to July when this circumpolar constellation is highest at night.

Finder Chart Galaxy NGC 2681
Galaxy NGC 2681 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]

Objects Within a Radius of 15°

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