- Ring Galaxies -

Leo (1) LMi (1) UMa (2)

NGC2685 (GLX)

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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: 11.3 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

NGC2859 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2859, UGC5001, H1.137
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h24m18.55s / +34°30'48.16"
Brightness / Size: 10.9 mag / 4.0x3.6'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x well seen with averted vision as fairly compact brightening. At 100x the relatively compact, bright, round & sharply defined core was seen with direct vision. With averted vision the core was surrounded by an evenly bright, faint, slightly oval halo (inner ring). The much more fainter outer ring was not visible.
EASY

NGC3718 (GLX)

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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: 10.6 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

UGC6614 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC6614
Type: GLX
Constellation: Leo
Coordinates: 11h39m14.84s / +17°08'36.88"
Brightness / Size: b14.4 mag / 1.3x1.2'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5
Only the bright core was visible. Fairly compact, round, evenly bright. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT