Galaxy NGC 2859
The galaxy NGC 2859 was discovered on 28 March 1786 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-made 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. He listed it under the designation I 137. [196, 277, 313] He classified his discoveries according to purely visual impressions, where I stands for bright nebulae.  The distance of this galaxy is given as 21 to 27 Mpc. 
|Right Ascension||09h 24m 18.6s|
|Declination||+34° 30' 48"|
|Diameter||4.6 × 4.1 arcmin|
|Photographic (blue) magnitude||11.8 mag|
|Visual magnitude||10.9 mag|
|Surface brightness||13.8 mag·arcmin-2|
|Distance derived from z||23.77 Mpc|
|Metric Distance||25.400 Mpc|
|Dreyer Description||vB, pL, R, smbM|
|Identification, Remarks||UGC 5001, MCG 6-21-30, CGCG 181-40|
The galaxy NGC 2859 is located in the constellation Leo Minor. The best viewing time is October to June.
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