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- Galaxies (UMa) -

And (92) Cep (5) Del (13) Leo (105) Peg (115) Tri (48)
Aql (3) Cet (20) Dra (63) Lep (4) Per (25) UMa (139)
Aqr (11) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (57) UMi (4)
Ari (35) Cnc (59) Eri (3) LMi (28) Pup (1) Vir (104)
Aur (1) Com (86) Gem (35) Lyn (57) Ser (15) Vul (3)
Boo (15) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cam (45) CVn (84) Hya (3) Oph (2) Sgr (1)
Cas (6) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)

Arp 104 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Arp104, Keenan's System
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h32m10.00s / +62°44'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC5216 (UGC8528, H2.841) v12.6 mag 1.8x1.2' (135°)
NGC5218 (UGC8529, H2.842) v12.3 mag 1.8x1.3' (80°)
On the DSS image the connection of both galaxies is apparent. NGC5218 is a spiral (SBb), whereby NGC5216 is an elliptical galaxy of the type E0.

8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Under moderate conditions I could only see the brighter NGC5218 as roundish, faint brightening. NGC5216 stayed hidden to me, but should be surely visible with 8 inch aperture.
MODERATE

Arp 205 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS I - 10×10'
Name: Arp205
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h54m30.00s / +54°18'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC3448 (UGC6024, H1.233) v11.6 mag 5.6x1.7' (65°)
UGC6016 b17.0 mag 2.1x1.2' (30°)
The much more fainter companion UGC6016 is located southwest of NGC3448 and faintly visible on the DSS image.

8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
I only focused on the bright NGC3448 of course: At 37x just a small, elongated nebula. At 80x bright, very elongated, pretty thin and evenly bright.
EASY

Arp 285 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Arp285
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h24m10.00s / +49°13'30.00"

Group Members:
NGC2854 (UGC4995, H3.714) v13.0 mag 1.6x0.6' (45°)
NGC2856 (UGC4997, H3.713) v13.2 mag 1.1x0.5' (135°)
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Both galaxies are well visible with averted vision, slightly oval and at right angle to each other.
MODERATE

Arp 294 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Arp294
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h39m42.00s / +31°55'30.00"

Group Members:
NGC3786 (UGC6621) v12.3 mag 2.1x1.1' (60°)
NGC3788 (UGC6623) v12.5 mag 2.1x0.7' (175°)
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Worthwhile! NGC3786 appears oval, NGC3788 more elongated & thin. Both galaxies are nearly perpendicular with almost touching endings.
MODERATE

Arp 322 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Arp322
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h32m40.00s / +52°56'40.00"

Group Members:
PGC35609 b16.5 mag 0.5x0.3' (170°)
PGC35615 b17.0 mag 0.5x0.3' (148°)
PGC35618 b15.9 mag 0.8x0.6' (72°)
UGC6527 (PGC35620) v14.6 mag 0.8x0.4' (53°)
The eastern, very elongated & thin galaxy PGC35631 is not part of Arp322, but forms Hickson 56 together with the other galaxies.

8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Difficult. Nearly permanently held with averted vision as very compact, slightly elongated brightening, which is UGC6527 and maybe the two western galaxies PGC35615 and PGC35618. At 265x I thought to have seen two separate brightenings, but not for sure.
DIFFICULT

Hickson 56 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: HCG56
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h32m40.00s / +52°56'40.00"

Group Members:
PGC35609 b16.5 mag 0.5x0.3' (170°)
PGC35615 b17.0 mag 0.5x0.3' (148°)
PGC35618 b15.9 mag 0.8x0.6' (72°)
PGC35631 b16.0 mag 1.0x0.2' (172°)
UGC6527 (PGC35620) v14.6 mag 0.8x0.4' (53°)
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Difficult. Nearly permanently held with averted vision as very compact, slightly elongated brightening, which is UGC6527 and maybe the two western galaxies PGC35615 and PGC35618. At 265x I thought to have seen two separate brightenings, but not for sure.
DIFFICULT

IC749 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC749, UGC6962
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h58m33.98s / +42°44'02.71"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 2.3x2.0'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4
Round, evenly bright, very faint. Near IC750.
DIFFICULT

IC750 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC750, UGC6973
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h58m52.23s / +42°43'20.65"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 2.6x1.2'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4
Oval with brighter core. IC749 nearby.
MODERATE

IC2574 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 11×11'
Name: IC2574, UGC5666
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h28m23.48s / +68°24'43.70"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 10.8x5.3'
8" f/6, 60x, Bortle 4
Elongated, extremely faint. Appeared as faint glow. Difficult to extract from background.
DIFFICULT

M81 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 25×25'
Name: M81, NGC3031, UGC5318, Bode's Galaxy
Group: M81 Group, Virgo Supercluster
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h55m33.17s / +69°03'55.06"
Brightness / Size: v6.9 mag / 24.9x11.5'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Quite apparent with averted vision, slightly oval with a bit brighter center.

MODERATE
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Oval with much more brighter center.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 20x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
SQM-L 19.3: Very bright, extended, round core with oval halo fading outwards.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x, NELM 5.0
Observation at full moon: Oval with obviously brighter, also oval core area. Easily seen with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x very bright, slightly elongated core area with evident, oval halo. At 100x one spiral arm was seen with averted vision, beginning southwest of the center and winding over south to east. The spiral arm was separated by a dark lane in the southeast. 2 fainter stars within the halo south of the core.
EASY

M82 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: M82, NGC3034, UGC5322, Arp337, H4.79
Group: M81 Group, Virgo Supercluster
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h55m52.43s / +69°40'46.93"
Brightness / Size: v8.4 mag / 11.2x4.3'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Elongated, thin, evenly bright. At the limit of perception.

DIFFICULT
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5+, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Very elongated, thin, evenly bright. Not particularly evident. Only well visible with averted vision.

EASY
70mm f/5.7, 12x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
At 12x easily visible as elongated nebula. At 111x the dark lanes were pretty evident with averted vision.

EASY
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.4
At 25x elongated, fairly thin, nearly evenly bright. Barely visible with direct vision. At 62x I could glimpse at least 2 dark lanes.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x
Observation from outskirts at almost full moon with a angular distance of 60° from M82! At 28x barely seen with direct vision, very elongated, fairly thin, nearly evenly bright. Cigar-shaped. At 72x 2-3 dark lanes visible with averted vision, most obvious on the eastern edge.

EASY
120mm f/5, 18x, NELM 5.0
Observation at full moon: At 18x thin, elongated, evenly bright. At 75x 2 dark lanes apparent with averted vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, cigar-shaped, slight brightening toward the middle. At 100x up to three dark lanes across the width are evident with averted vision. The dark lane on the east side is most obvious. Awesome!
EASY

M101 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 29×29'
Name: M101, NGC5457, UGC8981, Arp26, Pinwheel Galaxy
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h03m12.58s / +54°20'55.50"
Brightness / Size: v7.9 mag / 28.5x28.3'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Quite faint, relatively large, round, evenly bright.

DIFFICULT
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5
Barely seen with direct vision. Less evident. Quite large, roundish, nearly evenly bright.

EASY
S 60mm, 23x, Bortle 7
Observed from city with a cheap spotting scope from a discounter! Difficult to hold. Relatively large, round, almost evenly bright glow.

DIFFICULT
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
Large, very diffuse, slight brightening toward the middle, nearly round.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Large, bright, diffuse nebula with slightly brighter center. At 100x tendency of spiral structure. I will spend more time for extracting some details!
EASY

M108 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: M108, NGC3556, UGC6225, H5.46
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h11m30.97s / +55°40'26.84"
Brightness / Size: v10.0 mag / 8.7x2.2'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x thin, very elongated, nearly evenly bright. At 100x slightly brighter core. Near the core an evident foreground star. Clearly mottled with averted vision.
EASY

M109 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: M109, NGC3992, UGC6937, H4.61
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h57m35.98s / +53°22'28.27"
Brightness / Size: v9.8 mag / 7.5x4.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Oval with slightly brighter core, otherwise fairly faint. At 100x north of the core a faint field star seen with averted vision. Core seems slightly elongated.
EASY

MCG+10-15-70 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: MCG+10-15-70, PGC30368
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h22m24.67s / +57°02'10.38"
Brightness / Size: b15.6 mag / 0.7x0.6'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed as very small, diffuse brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC2654 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2654, UGC4605
Group: NGC2768 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h49m11.87s / +60°13'16.03"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 4.2x0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Fairly thin, elongated, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC2681 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2681, UGC4645, H1.242
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h53m32.74s / +51°18'49.35"
Brightness / Size: v10.3 mag / 3.7x3.7'
4.5" f/8, 112x, Bortle 6
Very bright, round, extended core with fainter halo.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, fairly compact but extended core area, surrounded by a faint, roundish to slightly oval halo. The bright core is evident at 37x, the fainter outer regions are well seen at 100x.
EASY

NGC2684 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2684, UGC4662, H3.712
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h54m54.05s / +49°09'37.52"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 0.9x0.7'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
After a while fairly well seen with averted vision, evenly bright, oval.
DIFFICULT

NGC2685 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2685, UGC4666, Arp336, Helix Galaxy
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h55m34.75s / +58°44'03.87"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 4.6x2.1'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Barely seen with direct vision. Slightly elongated with bright, round and compact core area.
EASY

NGC2692 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2692, UGC4675, H3.831
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h56m58.03s / +52°03'57.51"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.3x0.5'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Elongated, evenly bright. Orientation approximately N-S.
MODERATE

NGC2693 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2693, UGC4674, H2.823
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h56m59.25s / +51°20'50.49"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 2.6x1.8'
4.5" f/8, 112x, Bortle 6
Extremely faint, roundish, evenly bright.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Roundish with brighter, extended core and fainter halo.
MODERATE

NGC2726 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2726, UGC4750, H2.H834
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h04m56.86s / +59°55'58.69"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 1.6x0.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Fairly small, slightly oval.
DIFFICULT

NGC2742 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2742, NGC2816, UGC4779, H1.249
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h07m33.53s / +60°28'45.44"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 3.0x1.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Faint, slightly oval, evenly bright. At 37x barely seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC2742A (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2742A
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h09m58.08s / +62°14'50.48"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.6x0.6'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Slightly oval, diffuse. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC2768 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: NGC2768, UGC4821, H1.250
Group: NGC2768 Group
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h11m37.50s / +60°02'13.95"
Brightness / Size: v9.9 mag / 8.2x4.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Elongated with bright, slightly elongated core area.
EASY

NGC2769 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2769, UGC4816
Group: NGC2769 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h10m32.09s / +50°26'00.10"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 1.8x0.4'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Thin, elongated, evenly bright. Almost points to nearby NGC2771.
MODERATE

NGC2771 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2771, UGC4817
Group: NGC2769 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h10m39.62s / +50°22'47.10"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 2.3x1.9'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Very faint, roundish with slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC2787 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2787, UGC4914, H1.216
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h19m18.54s / +69°12'12.24"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 3.1x1.8'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
At 37x roundish with slightly brighter core. At 100x slightly oval with brighter, extended core.
EASY

NGC2800 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2800, UGC4920, H3.832
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h18m35.16s / +52°30'52.49"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.4x0.9'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Round, evenly bright. Northwest a foreground star.
MODERATE

NGC2805 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 7×7'
Name: NGC2805, UGC4936, H3.878
Group: NGC2805 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h20m20.41s / +64°06'09.96"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 6.3x4.5'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Fairly well seen with averted vision but faint. Roundish, evenly bright, moderately large. Less obvious.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4-, NELM 6.0
Relatively large, very faint, roundish, evenly bright. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC2814 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2814, UGC4952, H2.868
Group: NGC2805 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h21m11.53s / +64°15'11.73"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 1.1x0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Permanently held with averted vision as slightly elongated brightening.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Only tried short at 80x & 200x.
FAILED

NGC2820 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2820, UGC4961, H2.869
Group: NGC2805 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h21m45.56s / +64°15'28.87"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 4.1x0.4'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, NELM 6.0
Quite thin, very elongated, evenly bright, tapering ends. Fairly well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC2841 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: NGC2841, UGC4966, H1.205
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h22m02.65s / +50°58'35.32"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 8.1x3.5'
Overall a very bright galaxy, which can be seen with smaller telescopes and is easy to find. Northwest less than 1° you can find the vividly colored carbon star RT UMa!

4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 6
Obviously elongated with brighter, oval core area. Well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 40x, NELM 4.5
Despite nearly full moon (angular distance about 50°) the galaxy was quite well visible with averted vision and apparent slightly condensed, oval.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, oval, brightening toward the middle. Core area obviously brighter, at 37x roundish, at 150x slightly oval.
EASY

NGC2854 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2854, UGC4995, H3.714
Group: Arp285
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h24m03.16s / +49°12'15.67"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 1.6x0.6'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval. Located perpendicularly to nearby NGC2856.
MODERATE

NGC2856 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2856, UGC4997, H3.713
Group: Arp285
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h24m16.01s / +49°14'56.76"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.1x0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval. Located perpendicularly to nearby NGC2854.
MODERATE

NGC2857 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2857, UGC5000, Arp1
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h24m37.70s / +49°21'25.69"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 2.2x2.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Round, evenly bright, very faint.
DIFFICULT

NGC2880 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2880, UGC5051, H1.260
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h29m34.62s / +62°29'26.23"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 2.0x1.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Round, evenly bright. Relatively conspicuous.
MODERATE

NGC2950 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2950, UGC5176, H4.68
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h42m35.12s / +58°51'04.39"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 2.7x1.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Nearly stellar core with faint, slightly oval halo.
EASY

NGC2959 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2959, UGC5202
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h45m09.01s / +68°35'40.08"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.3x1.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Roundish with slightly brighter core, otherwise evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC2961 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2961
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h45m22.55s / +68°36'29.93"
Brightness / Size: v14.7 mag / 0.8x0.2'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed as extremely compact brightening while observing nearby NGC2959.
DIFFICULT

NGC2976 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC2976, UGC5221, H1.285
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h47m15.46s / +67°54'58.97"
Brightness / Size: v10.2 mag / 5.9x2.7'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 7
Barely seen with averted vision as very faint, oval brightening.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly large, faint, evenly bright.
EASY

NGC2985 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2985, UGC5253, H1.78
Type: GLX, SY1
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h50m22.23s / +72°16'43.13"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 4.6x3.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Fairly small, roundish with brighter, compact core. At 100x the core appears very bright. An evident field star on the eastern edge.
EASY

NGC3027 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3027, UGC5316, H5.23
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h55m40.63s / +72°12'12.84"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 3.9x1.4'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Very faint, thin, elongated, evenly bright. Broadening toward the middle. Rounded endings.
MODERATE

NGC3073 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3073, UGC5374, H3.853
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h00m52.04s / +55°37'08.17"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 1.2x1.1'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Roundish, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3077 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC3077, UGC5398, H1.286
Group: M81 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h03m19.07s / +68°44'02.24"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 5.4x4.5'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Roundish, brightening toward the middle.
EASY

NGC3079 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: NGC3079, UGC5387, H5.47
Group: NGC3079 Group
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h01m57.80s / +55°40'47.24"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 8.1x1.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly bright, very elongated, thin. Well seen with averted vision. At 150x the core appears wider and slightly brighter. Evident with direct vision.
EASY

NGC3179 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3179, UGC5555
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h17m57.21s / +41°06'51.05"
Brightness / Size: v13.1 mag / 1.8x0.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 21.0
At 80x difficult to differentiate from a star, because the galaxy appears almost stellar. At 150x slightly elongated, evenly bright, very compact.
MODERATE

NGC3184 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3184, UGC5557, H1.168
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h18m16.98s / +41°25'27.77"
Brightness / Size: v9.6 mag / 7.6x7.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 21.0
Fairly large, diffuse, roundish without distinct core, evenly bright. A faint foreground star at the northern edge. At 80x slightly oval.
EASY

NGC3198 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3198, UGC5572, H1.199
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h19m54.99s / +45°32'58.88"
Brightness / Size: v10.3 mag / 7.8x2.6'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Relatively thin without distinct core area. Barely seen with direct vision.
EASY

NGC3206 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3206, UGC5589, H1.266
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h21m47.58s / +56°55'49.47"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 2.9x1.9'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Obviously oval, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3214 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3214
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h23m08.78s / +57°02'20.49"
Brightness / Size: v13.9 mag / 0.7x0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Very small, roundish with slightly brighter core.
DIFFICULT

NGC3220 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3220, UGC5614, H3.911
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h23m44.26s / +57°01'37.60"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 1.3x0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Evenly bright, very elongated, fairly thin.
DIFFICULT

NGC3237 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3237, UGC5640, H3.631
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h25m43.34s / +39°38'47.50"
Brightness / Size: v13.0 mag / 1.3x1.3'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 21.0
Rather compact brightening. Ring wasn't visible. Observed at 80x & 150x.
MODERATE

NGC3238 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3238, UGC5649, H2.883
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h26m43.04s / +57°13'35.38"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.4x1.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Roundish, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3264 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3264, UGC5719
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h32m19.78s / +56°05'00.50"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 2.9x1.2'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Extremely faint, oval, evenly bright. Two fainter stars at the edge (NE & SW).
DIFFICULT

NGC3310 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3310, UGC5786, Arp217, H4.60
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h38m45.86s / +53°30'11.89"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 3.1x2.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x quite compact, high surface brightness. Can be easily overlooked. At 80x the galaxy appears more like a planetary nebula, evenly bright, round with a well defined shape. At 200x the center appears a bit brighter. The galaxy fades toward north and northeast, whereby the brighter center seems to be slightly shifted southwards.
EASY

NGC3319 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: NGC3319, UGC5789, H3.700
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h39m09.53s / +41°41'12.74"
Brightness / Size: v11.1 mag / 6.1x3.4'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Fairly large, diffuse, slightly oval. Very faint.
DIFFICULT

NGC3348 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3348, UGC5875, H1.80
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h47m09.99s / +72°50'22.83"
Brightness / Size: v11.1 mag / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Appeared at 37x nearly stellar. Possible confusion with a star. At 100x compact, roundish brightening. A 11.07m field star at the western edge.
EASY

NGC3359 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3359, UGC5873, H5.52
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h46m36.84s / +63°13'25.10"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 7.2x4.4'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 7 FAILED

NGC3435 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3435, UGC6025, H2.887
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h54m48.37s / +61°17'23.69"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.8x1.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 7 FAILED

NGC3448 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS I - 10×10'
Name: NGC3448, UGC6024, H1.233
Group: Arp205
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h54m39.24s / +54°18'18.82"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 5.6x1.7'
Arp205 covers besides NGC3448 also the very faint companion UGC6016. It is located southwest of NGC3448 and faintly visible on the DSS image.

8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x just a small, elongated nebula. At 80x bright, very elongated, pretty thin and evenly bright.
EASY

NGC3549 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3549, UGC6215, H1.220
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h10m56.91s / +53°23'15.58"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 3.1x1.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Obviously elongated, evenly bright, fairly thin.
MODERATE

NGC3610 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3610, UGC6319, H1.270
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h18m25.28s / +58°47'10.49"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 2.7x2.3'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 7
At 80x seen as fairly bright, very compact nebula. Appeared at 133x more extended.
EASY

NGC3613 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3613, UGC6323, H1.271
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h18m36.13s / +57°59'59.73"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 3.9x1.9'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 7
At 80x fairly small, at 200x slightly oval.
EASY

NGC3619 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3619, UGC6330, H1.244
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h19m21.62s / +57°45'27.66"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 2.7x2.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 7 FAILED

NGC3631 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3631, UGC6360, Arp27, H1.226
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h21m02.94s / +53°10'09.95"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 5.0x4.8'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x moderately large, roundish, diffuse, nearly evenly bright with slightly brighter core. At 100x the core area is brighter, roundish and obviously extended. Bright core surrounded by faint halo. Core area seems little shifted to geometric center.
EASY

NGC3642 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3642, UGC6385, H1.245
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h22m18.01s / +59°04'27.27"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 4.3x3.6'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 7 FAILED

NGC3656 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3656, UGC6403, H2.782, Arp155
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h23m38.59s / +53°50'31.38"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 1.5x1.5'
The southern lump of NGC3656 is MCG+9-19-64 (b15.0m, 0.4x0.2'). Both form Arp155.

8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Barely seen with direct vision. Roundish to slightly oval, nearly evenly bright. The southern extension (=MCG+9-19-64) wasn't visible.

EASY
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Fairly small, roundish, evenly bright. Located nearby an evident 12.77m field star.
MODERATE

NGC3657 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3657, UGC6406, H3.768
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h23m55.56s / +52°55'15.51"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 1.7x1.7'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Bright galaxy. At 100x very compact, nearly stellar. Appeared at 150x more extended.
MODERATE

NGC3718 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 12×12'
Name: NGC3718, UGC6524, Arp214, H1.221
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h32m34.94s / +53°04'04.18"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 8.2x3.5'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
At 37x barely seen with direct vision. At 100x relatively large, diffuse, slightly oval. Obvious star pair SSW. Mottled with averted vision.
EASY

NGC3729 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3729, UGC6547, H1.222
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h33m49.32s / +53°07'31.79"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 2.9x1.9'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
At 37x seen as small nebula with direct vision. At 100x slightly oval, evenly bright. Moderately bright star on the southern edge.
EASY

NGC3733 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3733, UGC6554, H3.771
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h35m01.58s / +54°51'01.88"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 4.9x2.2'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Slightly elongated, extremely faint. Only a wisp of galaxy! An interfering 5.63m star south, which should as far as possible located outside of the field of view. I used successfully a 9mm ortho.
DIFFICULT

NGC3737 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3737, UGC6563, H3.772
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h35m36.42s / +54°56'54.72"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.1x1.0'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Relatively small, round, nearly evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3738 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3738, UGC6565, Arp234, H2.783
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h35m47.10s / +54°31'32.00"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 2.6x2.2'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Already seen at 37x as small, roundish, faint nebula with averted vision. At 100x slightly oval with a bit brighter core.
EASY

NGC3756 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3756, UGC6579, H2.784
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h36m47.97s / +54°17'37.25"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 4.2x2.1'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Faint, obviously oval, nearly evenly bright.
EASY

NGC3759 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3759, UGC6581
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h36m54.09s / +54°49'23.30"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.1x1.1'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Round with brighter & very compact core.
MODERATE

NGC3762 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3762, UGC6591, H2.837
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h37m23.74s / +61°45'33.73"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 1.8x0.5'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 7 FAILED

NGC3780 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3780, UGC6615, H1.227
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h39m22.37s / +56°16'14.61"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 3.0x2.4'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Relatively large, evenly bright, roundish. With averted vision galaxy appeared unsteady.
EASY

NGC3786 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3786, UGC6621
Group: Arp294
Type: GLX, SY1
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h39m42.47s / +31°54'33.71"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 2.1x1.1'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Worthwhile! Oval shape. Located nearly perpendicular to NGC3788, where the endings almost touch each other.
MODERATE

NGC3788 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3788, UGC6623
Group: Arp294
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h39m44.60s / +31°55'52.70"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 2.1x0.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Worthwhile! Very elongated, thin. Located nearly perpendicular to NGC3788, where the endings almost touch each other.
MODERATE

NGC3794 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3794, NGC3804, UGC6640, H2.830
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h40m54.26s / +56°12'08.09"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 2.2x1.5'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Moderately faint, oval without distinct core.
MODERATE

NGC3846A (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3846A, UGC6706
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h44m14.77s / +55°02'06.17"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.9x1.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Almost west of a 12.19m star. Very faint, slightly oval.
MODERATE

NGC3850 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3850, UGC6733, H3.776
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h45m35.40s / +55°53'11.90"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 2.1x1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Roundish, diffuse nebula with slightly brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC3877 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC3877, UGC6745, H1.201
Group: M109 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h46m07.78s / +47°29'40.20"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 5.3x1.2'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Obvious with averted vision while looking at 63/chi UMa. Relatively thin, very elongated with tapering endings, brightening & broadening toward the middle.
EASY

NGC3888 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3888, UGC6765, H2.785
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h47m34.33s / +55°58'02.13"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 1.8x1.4'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Round, slight brightening toward the middle. Seen with direct vision.
EASY

NGC3898 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3898, UGC6787, H1.228
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h49m15.37s / +56°05'03.66"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 3.8x2.6'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, round with obviously brighter, compact core.
EASY

NGC3913 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3913, IC740, UGC6813, H2.786
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h50m38.93s / +55°21'13.92"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 2.5x2.5'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Roundish, without distinct core, slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC3916 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3916, UGC6819, H2.787
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h50m50.98s / +55°08'37.22"
Brightness / Size: v13.9 mag / 1.5x0.4'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Relatively small, very elongated, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3917 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3917, UGC6815, H2.824
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h50m45.49s / +51°49'27.16"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 5.0x1.1'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Not seen at 37x, 80x & 133x. Don't ask! Next time I will be successful ;)
FAILED

NGC3921 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3921, UGC6823, Arp224, H2.788
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h51m06.86s / +55°04'43.38"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 2.1x1.3'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Roundish with slightly brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC3938 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC3938, UGC6856, H1.203
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h52m49.45s / +44°07'14.63"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 5.2x5.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
At 37x nearly evenly bright, round, fairly large. At 96x slight brightening toward the middle. Seemed intermittently mottled.
EASY

NGC3945 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC3945, UGC6860, H1.251
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h53m13.73s / +60°40'32.02"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 5.2x3.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 7
The bright, fairly compact core was well seen with averted vision. The fainter outer regions were not visible.
EASY

NGC3949 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3949, UGC6869, H1.202
Group: M109 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h53m41.75s / +47°51'31.62"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 2.9x1.7'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Barely seen with direct vision as roundish brightening.
EASY

NGC3953 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 7×7'
Name: NGC3953, UGC6870, H5.45
Group: M109 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h53m49.03s / +52°19'35.55"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 6.9x3.5'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Appeared fairly thin, elongated. The core area seemed mottled at 80x with averted vision.
EASY

NGC3963 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3963, UGC6884, H4.67
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h54m58.72s / +58°29'36.41"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 2.7x2.4'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 7
Tried at 80x, 133x & 200x.
FAILED

NGC3972 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3972, UGC6904, H2.789
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h55m45.12s / +55°19'14.42"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 3.7x1.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Pretty elongated, evenly bright, slight broadening toward the middle. High surface brightness.
EASY

NGC3977 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3977, NGC3980, UGC6909, H2.790
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h56m07.14s / +55°23'26.36"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 1.5x1.4'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Round, brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC3982 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3982, UGC6918, H4.62
Type: GLX, SY1
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h56m28.17s / +55°07'31.30"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 2.3x2.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very bright, obvious. Already seen at 37x as roundish, evenly bright nebula. At 100x roundish with slightly brighter core, otherwise evenly bright.
EASY

NGC3990 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3990, UGC6938, H2.791
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h57m35.59s / +55°27'31.81"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 1.4x0.8'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Moderately bright, small, obviously oval with slightly brighter core.
EASY

NGC3998 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3998, UGC6946, H1.229
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h57m56.13s / +55°27'12.92"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 2.7x2.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright with also very bright, stellar core. Outer region appeared round and faint. Stellar core fairly obvious at first glance.
EASY

NGC4010 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4010, UGC6964
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h58m37.99s / +47°15'40.72"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 4.2x0.9'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Very elongated, evenly bright, rather faint, tapering endings with slightly broader center.
MODERATE

NGC4013 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4013, UGC6963, H2.733
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h58m31.42s / +43°56'49.28"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 4.8x1.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly thin with brighter core. At 96x the edge position was well seen with nearly stellar core.
EASY

NGC4026 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4026, UGC6985, H1.223
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h59m25.19s / +50°57'42.08"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 4.7x1.2'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 37x bright, compact nucleus, which is immediately apparent with direct vision. With averted vision the galaxy appears elongated, spindle-shaped, overall rather small. At 80x very bright, almost stellar nucleus. Spindle shape well noticeable. High surface brightness.
EASY

NGC4036 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4036, UGC7005, H1.253
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h01m26.89s / +61°53'44.52"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 4.0x1.8'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
At 37x roundish with obviously brighter core. At 100x rather elongated.
EASY

NGC4041 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4041, UGC7014, H1.252
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h02m12.17s / +62°08'14.23"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 2.7x2.6'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Nearly round, fairly faint with brighter, compact core.
EASY

NGC4047 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4047, UGC7025, H2.741
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h02m50.65s / +48°38'10.68"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 1.2x1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
Round, pretty faint & evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC4051 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC4051, UGC7030, H4.56
Group: M109 Group
Type: GLX, SY1
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h03m09.69s / +44°31'52.54"
Brightness / Size: v10.2 mag / 5.3x4.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Wonderful galaxy! Fairly large, faint. At 37x the surface brightness and shape seemed irregular. At 96x almost stellar core, which is located southwest of the geometric center. The galaxy appeared a bit unsymmetric.
EASY

NGC4068 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4068, UGC7047, H2.781
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h04m02.25s / +52°35'19.00"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 3.2x1.7'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Oval, diffuse brightening. Near center a brighter foreground star.
MODERATE

NGC4085 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4085, UGC7075, H1.224
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h05m22.70s / +50°21'09.90"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 2.5x0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 80x small, elongated, pretty faint. At 150x well visible with averted vision and almost evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC4088 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC4088, UGC7081, Arp18, H1.206
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h05m34.19s / +50°32'20.50"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 5.6x2.1'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 37x obviously elongated, rather evenly bright. At 80x the center appeared bulgy. I should have a closer look next time.
EASY

NGC4096 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: NGC4096, UGC7090, H1.207
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h06m01.16s / +47°28'42.09"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 6.5x1.8'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Obviously elongated, fairly thin, nearly evenly bright.
EASY

NGC4100 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC4100, UGC7095, H3.717
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h06m08.60s / +49°34'56.32"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 5.4x1.7'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 37x faint, elongated nebula. At 80x evident with averted vision, very elongated with slightly brighter center. Appeared occasionally spindle-shaped. At 150x the center was brighter and a bit bulgy.
EASY

NGC4102 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4102, UGC7096, H1.225
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h06m23.11s / +52°42'39.42"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 3.1x1.7'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very bright, oval. Obvious. Seen with direct vision. Moderately bright star W.
EASY

NGC4144 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: NGC4144, UGC7151, H2.747
Group: M94 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h09m58.60s / +46°27'25.85"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 6.1x1.5'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly thin, obviously elongated, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC4157 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC4157, UGC7183, H1.208
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h11m04.37s / +50°29'04.85"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 6.7x1.2'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 37x elongated, thin, tapered endings, getting slightly broader & brighter toward the middle. At 80x the galaxy appeared evenly bright with a slightly bulgy center.
MODERATE

NGC5216 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5216, UGC8528, H2.841
Group: Arp104, Keenan's System
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h32m06.83s / +62°42'02.97"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 1.8x1.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5218 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5218, UGC8529, H2.842
Group: Arp104, Keenan's System
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h32m10.42s / +62°46'03.99"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 1.8x1.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Roundish, faint.
MODERATE

NGC5308 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5308, UGC8722, H1.255
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h47m00.39s / +60°58'22.94"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 3.7x0.7'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Fairly bright, thin, obviously elongated, broadening toward the middle. Barely seen with direct vision.
EASY

NGC5322 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC5322, UGC8745, H1.256
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h49m15.24s / +60°11'25.80"
Brightness / Size: v10.2 mag / 6.0x4.1'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Bright, nearly stellar core most evident. Fairly faint, roundish halo seen with averted vision.
EASY

NGC5370 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5370, UGC8832, H2.853
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h54m09.35s / +60°40'40.67"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.1x1.1'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5372 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5372, UGC8843, H3.809
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h54m46.00s / +58°39'59.01"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 0.6x0.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Very small, round, diffuse. Well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC5376 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5376, UGC8852, H1.238, H2.844
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h55m16.07s / +59°30'24.13"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 2.1x1.3'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5
Very faint, oval.
MODERATE

NGC5379 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5379, UGC8860, H1.239
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h55m34.35s / +59°44'34.17"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 2.2x0.7'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5389 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5389, UGC8866, H1.240
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h56m06.37s / +59°44'31.15"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 4.1x1.1'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Obviously elongated with brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC5402 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5402, UGC8903, H3.810
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h58m16.54s / +59°48'52.43"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 1.3x0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5430 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5430, UGC8937, H2.827
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h00m45.82s / +59°19'43.14"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 2.2x1.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Round, diffuse. Fairly well seen.
MODERATE

NGC5448 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5448, UGC8969, H2.691
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h02m50.07s / +49°10'21.53"
Brightness / Size: v11.0 mag / 3.8x2.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very elongated, evenly bright. Already obvious at 37x with averted vision.
EASY

NGC5473 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5473, UGC9011, H1.231
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h04m43.24s / +54°53'33.43"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 2.2x1.7'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Fairly small, roundish with obvious, brighter core.
EASY

NGC5474 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5474, UGC9013, H1.214
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h05m01.61s / +53°39'43.95"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 4.8x4.3'
S 60mm, 23x, Bortle 7
Tried with a low cost spotting scope.

FAILED
4.5" f/8, 75x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
Relatively faint, roundish to slightly oval, evenly bright.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Relatively large, faint, nearly round with slightly brighter core. Shifting of the core not recognised, but the secondary mirror was possibly wet with dew. Higher magnification maybe advantageous.
EASY

NGC5526 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5526, UGC9115, H3.804, H3.835
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h13m53.73s / +57°46'16.74"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 2.3x0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5585 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC5585, UGC9179, H1.235
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h19m48.20s / +56°43'44.58"
Brightness / Size: v10.5 mag / 5.8x3.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5
Fairly faint, oval.
MODERATE

NGC5631 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5631, UGC9261, H1.236
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h26m33.28s / +56°34'57.59"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 2.0x2.0'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5
Round, diffuse with obviously brighter core.
EASY

UGC4749 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: UGC4749
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h04m33.49s / +51°36'50.52"
Brightness / Size: b13.6 mag / 0.8x0.7'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4-
Roundish to slightly oval with much brighter core area. Well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

UGC5459 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC5459
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h08m10.07s / +53°05'00.53"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 4.2x0.7'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Relatively thin, very elongated, darkened toward the edge, slight broadening toward the middle. Easily seen with averted vision, while a nearby group of brighter stars interfere!
MODERATE

UGC5460 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC5460
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h08m09.24s / +51°50'39.80"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 2.5x2.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Very faint, roundish, evenly bright. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

UGC6527 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC6527, PGC35620
Group: HCG56, Arp322
Type: GLX, SY1, SY2
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h32m40.19s / +52°57'01.07"
Brightness / Size: v14.6 mag / 0.8x0.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.5, SQM-L 21.6
Nearly permanently held with averted vision as slightly elongated brightening. Maybe the western galaxies PGC35615 and PGC35618 were involved.
DIFFICULT

UGC6930 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC6930
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h57m17.39s / +49°16'59.71"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 4.4x2.8'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 5
Fairly well seen with averted vision. Diffuse, evenly bright. The shape appeared not clearly defined.
MODERATE

UGC6983 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC6983
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h59m08.73s / +52°42'28.03"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 3.4x2.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Roundish, very faint, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

UGC7089 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC7089
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h05m57.98s / +43°08'37.10"
Brightness / Size: v13.1 mag / 3.2x0.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.8
Tried at 96x to 171x without success.
FAILED