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- Complete Object List (UMa) -

And (118) Cep (67) Cyg (104) Leo (108) Peg (143) Sgr (19)
Aql (43) Cet (22) Del (23) Lep (7) Per (68) Tau (28)
Aqr (16) CMa (5) Dra (77) Lib (1) Psc (61) Tri (55)
Ari (39) CMi (8) Equ (5) LMi (35) Pup (9) UMa (159)
Aur (30) Cnc (65) Eri (4) Lyn (59) Sco (2) UMi (6)
Boo (21) Com (97) Gem (66) Lyr (34) Sct (10) Vir (107)
Cam (59) CrB (35) Her (55) Mon (11) Ser (22) Vul (23)
Cap (4) Crv (2) Hya (8) Oph (14) Sex (13)
Cas (72) CVn (93) Lac (35) Ori (44) Sge (6)

41 Lyn (**)

Name: 41 Lyn, S598
Type: **
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h28m39.99s / +45°36'06.50"
Components: AB / v5.5 mag / v7.8 mag / 69.9" / 161° / 2015
This star has the designation 41 Lyn but is assigned to UMa. At the time, when Flamsteed numbered the stars, the constellation boundaries were not exactly defined. Another example is 10 UMa, which is located in Lyn today.

B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Fairly well split with fainter component.

Arp 104 (GLXGRP)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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 280 (GLXGRP)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 8×8'
Name: Arp280
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h37m47.00s / +47°53'30.00"

Group Members:
NGC3769 (UGC6595, H2.731) v11.8 mag 2.9x1.0' (150°)
NGC3769A v14.2 mag 0.9x0.3' (105°)
120mm f/5, 85x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2 FAILED

Arp 285 (GLXGRP)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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°)
120mm f/5, 85x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
NGC3788 was already visible at 48x and appeared elongated and evenly bright. At 85x NGC3786 was seen as faint, oval, evenly illuminated brightening.

MODERATE
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
Image source: 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

DH UMa (C*)

Name: DH UMa
Type: *, C*, V*
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h03m15.25s / +50°05'39.36"
Brightness: v9.2-9.4 mag
120mm f/5, 40x, NELM 4.5
2016-01-22: At 18x too faint, at 40x and 75x at most slightly orange colored.

Hickson 56 (GLXGRP)

DSS
Image source: 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

HD85066 (C*)

Name: HD85066
Type: *, C*
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h51m05.35s / +52°37'25.46"
Brightness: v9.7 mag
120mm f/5, 40x, NELM 4.5
2016-01-21: At 18x faint without noticeable coloring. At 40x and 75x at most slightly orange.

IC749 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

Lalande 21185 (*)

Name: Lalande 21185, HD95735
Type: *
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h03m20.19s / +35°58'11.57"
Brightness: v7.5 mag
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Appeared light orange.
ORANGE COLORED

M81 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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 20mm, 8x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Oval, condensed brightening. Almost visible with direct vision.

EASY
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
Image source: 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 20mm, 8x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Very thin, elongated, evenly bright, faint.

MODERATE
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 112x 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

M97 (PN)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: M97, NGC3587, PK148+57.1, Owl Nebula
Type: PN
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h14m47.70s / +55°01'08.72"
Brightness / Size: v9.9 mag / 3.4x3.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, round, evenly bright. Obvious. Appeared at 100x unsteady with averted vision. Dark regions partially seen, but not clearly identifiable. With UHC slightly better seen.
EASY

M101 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC3231 (OC)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3231
Type: OC
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h26m57.80s / +66°48'55.00"
Brightness / Size: - / 4.0x4.0'
120mm f/5, 66x, Bortle 6-, SQM-L 19.1
About 5 stars scattered. Not discernible as an open cluster.

SKETCH

MODERATE

NGC3237 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC3652 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3652, UGC6392, H2.775
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h22m39.06s / +37°45'54.14"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 2.0x0.7'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
At 48x pretty small, moderately condensed. At 66x the galaxy appeared partially slightly oval.
MODERATE

NGC3656 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC3665 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3665, UGC6426, H1.219
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h24m43.63s / +38°45'46.05"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 3.5x3.0'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
At 48x roundish, pretty compact, evenly bright. At 66x partially slightly oval, getting little brighter towards the middle.
MODERATE

NGC3675 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: NGC3675, UGC6439, H1.194
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h26m08.58s / +43°35'09.30"
Brightness / Size: v10.2 mag / 6.2x3.6'
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
At 23x and 48x slightly oval, getting a bit brighter towards the middle.
MODERATE

NGC3718 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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

NGC3726 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 6×6'
Name: NGC3726, UGC6537, H2.730
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h33m21.17s / +47°01'44.73"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 6.0x4.1'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
At 48x and 66x pretty faint, roundish, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3729 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC3769 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3769, UGC6595, H2.731
Group: Arp280
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h37m44.11s / +47°53'35.13"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 2.9x1.0'
120mm f/5, 85x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2 FAILED

NGC3780 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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'
120mm f/5, 85x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Faint, oval, evenly bright.

MODERATE
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
Image source: 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'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
At 48x and 66x elongated and evenly bright.

MODERATE
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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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'
120mm f/5, 66x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
Relatively faint, elongated, evenly bright. Almost N-S oriented. Chi UMa interferes and was placed outside of the field of view.

MODERATE
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
Image source: 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

NGC3893 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3893, UGC6778, H2.738
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h48m38.21s / +48°42'38.84"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 4.5x2.4'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
At 23x roundish and rather faint. At 48x quite conspicuous, roundish to slightly oval, barely condensed, near a field star.
MODERATE

NGC3898 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC3941 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3941, UGC6857, H1.173
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h52m55.36s / +36°59'10.96"
Brightness / Size: v10.3 mag / 3.5x2.5'
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.5
High surface brightness. At 23x compact, roundish, conspicuous, almost visible with direct vision. At 48x and 66x very distinct, compact core with rather small, roundish, faint halo. Well visible with direct vision.
EASY

NGC3945 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

NGC4062 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4062, UGC7045, H1.174
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h04m03.83s / +31°53'44.93"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 4.0x1.8'
120mm f/5, 66x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.2
Pretty faint, evenly bright, roundish.
MODERATE

NGC4068 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

RT UMa (C*)

Name: RT UMa
Type: *, C*, V*
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h18m24.40s / +51°24'07.47"
Brightness: v8.6-9.6 mag
4.5" f/8, 28x
2013-12-29: Very vividly colored, deep red/crimson.

RED COLORED
4.5" f/8, 75x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
2014-04-20: Moderately bright, deep orange.
ORANGE COLORED

S UMa (*)

Name: S UMa
Type: *, V*
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h43m56.67s / +61°05'35.51"
Brightness: v7.1-12.7 mag (225.87d)
80mm f/6.25, 25x
2014-01-12: Still visible with direct vision. Slightly orange colored. At 41x not much better, less evident.
ORANGE COLORED

STF1275 (**)

Name: STF1275
Type: **
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h51m26.19s / +57°31'38.10"
Components: AB / v8.7 mag / v8.9 mag / 1.9" / 198° / 2015
70mm f/5.7, 100x
At 100x and 150x not permanently split. Components very close together.

UGC4749 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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
Image source: 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

VY UMa (C*)

Name: VY UMa
Type: *, C*, V*
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h45m04.03s / +67°24'40.99"
Brightness: v5.7-6.3 mag (120.4d)
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
2014-01-01: Easy to find, fairly bright, orange.
ORANGE COLORED

xi UMa (**)

Name: xi UMa, 53 UMa, STF1523, Alula Australis
Type: **
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 11h18m10.90s / +31°31'45.00"
Components: AB / v4.3 mag / v4.8 mag / 1.9" / 164° / 2017
70mm f/5.7, 100x, Bortle 6
Very close together with similar brightness. At first glance seen as an '8', looking closer I partly split both components. Similar view also at 128x.

120mm f/5, 168x, Bortle 6, SQM-L 19.1
Well split with slight difference in brightness.