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VdS FG

- Thin Galaxies -

Here I will present some quite thin galaxies with an axis ratio of at least 1:5. Nevertheless this value is calculated from the given angular size, so the visual impression can differ.

And (5) Cnc (6) Del (1) Hya (1) Lyn (4) Tri (2)
Ari (1) Com (4) Dra (7) Lac (2) Peg (5) UMa (7)
Boo (1) CVn (5) Gem (1) Leo (3) Psc (2) Vir (4)
Cam (3) Cyg (1) Her (1) LMi (1) Sex (1)

IC610 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC610, IC611, UGC5653
Type: GLX
Constellation: Leo
Coordinates: 10h26m28.36s / +20°13'41.7"
Brightness / Size: b14.8 mag / 1.9×0.3'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Extremely thin, very elongated, evenly bright. Seems a little bit harder than UGC3697 (Integral Sign Galaxy).
DIFFICULT

IC2233 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2233, UGC4278
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 08h13m58.91s / +45°44'31.7"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 4.6×0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.2, SQM-L 19.6
At 100x just a hint of a galaxy at the limit of perception. At 150x the galaxy appeared as faint, elongated, thin glow. North of the galaxy an apparent field star.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Relatively easily seen as very faint, elongated & thin brightening with averted vision. Just an evenly bright glow. Nearby an interfering 10.16 mag star. Faint 13.15 mag star inside the nothern extension. Bright NGC2537 (Bear Paw) 17' northwest.
MODERATE

IC2329 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2329, UGC4365
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h22m19.48s / +19°24'57.5"
Brightness / Size: b15.0 mag / 2.2×0.3'
8" f/6, 220x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.6: Also tried it at 150x without success.
FAILED

IC2428 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC2428, UGC4747
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 09h03m14.66s / +30°35'29.1"
Brightness / Size: b14.7 mag / 1.7×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.7: Nice galaxy, but nothing seen.
FAILED

IC5191 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: IC5191, UGC11963
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h15m02.45s / +37°18'01.4"
Brightness / Size: b15.0 mag / 1.1×0.2'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Hard to hold, very faint. But I could saw an elongation (SW-NE).
DIFFICULT

MCG-1-24-1 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: MCG-1-24-1, UGCA150
Type: GLX
Constellation: Hya
Coordinates: 09h10m49.46s / -08°53'26.5"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 5.3×0.9'
120mm f/5, 109x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Towards horizon the sky was unfortunately a bit hazy. At 109x the halo around the 9.43 mag star seemed to be a bit irregular, but I didn't saw the galaxy for sure. I also tried it at 50x and 75x. But I'm pretty sure, that the galaxy could be seen with this aperture under better conditions.

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: At 80x obviously oval / slightly elongated shape (NE-SW), getting somewhat brighter toward the middle. At 150x the galaxy appeared very elongated. At both magnifications quite easily seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC11 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC11, UGC73
Type: GLX
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 00h08m42.49s / +37°26'52.4"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 1.5×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Nearly permanently held with averted vision. Elongated, thin, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC52 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC52, UGC140, H3.183
Type: GLX
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 00h14m40.10s / +18°34'55.1"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 2.2×0.4'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Very elongated, a bit hard to hold.
DIFFICULT

NGC100 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: NGC100, UGC231
Type: GLX
Constellation: Psc
Coordinates: 00h24m02.84s / +16°29'11.0"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 5.7×0.6'
4.5" f/8, 72x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.3+, SQM-L 21.3

FAILED
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very thin and elongated, nearly evenly bright, relatively large.
MODERATE

NGC522 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC522, UGC970
Type: GLX
Constellation: Psc
Coordinates: 01h24m45.85s / +09°59'40.6"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 2.8×0.5'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.6: Thin, elongated, tapering endings, slight broadening and brightening toward the middle. Overall quite faint.
MODERATE

NGC678 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC678, UGC1280, H2.228
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h49m24.86s / +21°59'50.3"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 4.1×0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Quite thin, apparently elongated, slightly brighter center. Overall rather small.
MODERATE

NGC891 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 14×14'
Name: NGC891, UGC1831, H5.19
Group: NGC1023 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 02h22m32.91s / +42°20'54.0"
Brightness / Size: v9.9 mag / 13.5×2.5'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9

FAILED
80mm f/6.25, 33x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
Very elongated, evenly bright, getting a bit wider toward the middle with tapering endings.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
Thin, very elongated, somewhat brighter and broader toward the center, otherwise rather evenly bright. Fairly well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6-, NELM 4.8+, SQM-L 19.1
Only the brighter core area was visible as rather faint, elongated brightening.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
At 18x rather faint, very elongated with tapering ends. At 40x similar view but overall more obvious. The dust lane was not visible.

MODERATE
120mm f/5, 18x, Bortle 3, SQM-L 21.3
At 18x more or less obvious with averted vision, elongated, evenly bright. At 75x the dust lane is perceptible to some extent with averted vision, but not clearly & permanently visible.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
With averted vision very elongated, evenly bright, tapering ends, slight broadening toward the middle. Overall pretty faint and anything but conspicuous.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
One of the most beautiful edge-on galaxies of the autumn sky! Already seen at 37x as faint, very elongated and thin nebula with averted vision. Can easily been overlooked. Broadening and slight brightening toward the middle. At 100x dust lane obvious with averted vision, which is slightly shifted to SE. The surrounding area of NGC891 offers many more interesting galaxies, particularly the galaxy cluster Abell347!
EASY

NGC973 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC973, UGC2048
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Tri
Coordinates: 02h34m20.10s / +32°30'20.0"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 3.7×0.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
At 80x and 150x very thin, elongated, tapering endings, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC1560 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC1560, IC2062, UGC3060
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 04h32m49.09s / +71°52'59.2"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 9.8×1.5'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x quite faint, less evident, very elongated, nearly evenly bright. At 80x a foreground star was visible south of the center. The galaxy was getting broader toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC2357 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2357, UGC3782
Type: GLX
Constellation: Gem
Coordinates: 07h17m40.98s / +23°21'24.3"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 3.6×0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Extremely faint, very elongated, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC2424 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2424, UGC3959
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 07h40m39.32s / +39°14'00.3"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 3.6×0.5'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Small, slightly elongated, faint.
DIFFICULT

NGC2591 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2591, UGC4472
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 08h37m25.53s / +78°01'35.2"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 3.0×0.6'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed with averted vision as very thin, very elongated brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC2654 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2654, UGC4605
Group: NGC2768 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 08h49m11.87s / +60°13'16.0"
Brightness / Size: v11.8 mag / 4.2×0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 5
Fairly thin, elongated, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC2783B (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2783B, UGC4856
Group: HCG37
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 09h13m33.10s / +30°00'00.5"
Brightness / Size: v14.3 mag / 1.7×0.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 21.0
NELM 5.4+: Appeared more as an almost stellar brightening, in few moments also elongated. Permanently seen with averted vision but pretty faint.
DIFFICULT

NGC2820 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2820, UGC4961, H2.869
Group: NGC2805 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 09h21m45.56s / +64°15'28.9"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 4.1×0.4'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, NELM 6.0
Quite thin, very elongated, evenly bright, tapering ends. Fairly well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC2826 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2826, UGC4939
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 09h19m24.19s / +33°37'26.1"
Brightness / Size: v13.6 mag / 1.6×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 5
Elongated, evenly bright, tapering endings. Held with averted vision fairly well.
DIFFICULT

NGC2862 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2862, UGC5010
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: Leo
Coordinates: 09h24m55.08s / +26°46'28.6"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 2.5×0.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 21.0
NELM 5.4+: Fairly thin, very elongated (NW-SE), almost evenly bright, tapering endings.
MODERATE

NGC3044 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3044, UGC5311, H3.254
Type: GLX
Constellation: Sex
Coordinates: 09h53m40.88s / +01°34'46.7"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 4.7×0.7'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.5: Towards horizon the sky was unfortunately a bit hazy. Difficult to held. Just a very faint, elongated, thin glow.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.7: Quite high surface brightness, somewhat evident, thin and very elongated with tapering endings.
MODERATE

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°40'47.2"
Brightness / Size: v10.9 mag / 8.1×1.3'
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

NGC3501 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3501, UGC6116
Type: GLX
Constellation: Leo
Coordinates: 11h02m47.31s / +17°59'22.3"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 3.9×0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.7: Pretty faint, elongated, rather evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC3510 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3510, UGC6126, H2.365
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h03m43.36s / +28°53'13.6"
Brightness / Size: v12.1 mag / 4.1×0.8'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Very elongated, evenly bright, rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC4157 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC4157, UGC7183, H1.208
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 12h11m04.37s / +50°29'04.8"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 6.7×1.2'
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

NGC4173 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4173, UGC7204, H2.372
Group: NGC4196 Group, HCG61, The Box
Type: GLX
Constellation: Com
Coordinates: 12h12m20.35s / +29°12'41.7"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 5.0×0.7'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.3, SQM-L 21.5
Held with averted vision. Very thin & elongated, fairly faint, evenly bright without distinct core.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
However, it is damned faint ;)
FAILED

NGC4183 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC4183, UGC7222, H3.697
Type: GLX
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 12h13m16.86s / +43°41'53.8"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 5.3×0.7'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4
Wonderful galaxy. Evenly bright, very elongated & thin.
MODERATE

NGC4206 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: NGC4206, UGC7260, H2.165
Group: Virgo-Cluster
Type: GLX
Constellation: Vir
Coordinates: 12h15m16.88s / +13°01'25.8"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 6.4×1.1'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.1+, SQM-L 19.4
NELM 5.1+: Despite great effort nothing seen.

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.8: Faint, thin, very elongated, evenly bright. Right next to bright NGC4216!
MODERATE

NGC4222 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4222, UGC7291, H2.109
Type: GLX
Constellation: Com
Coordinates: 12h16m22.52s / +13°18'25.5"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 3.1×0.5'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.8: Very faint, elongated, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC4244 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 16×16'
Name: NGC4244, UGC7322, H5.41
Group: NGC4631 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 12h17m29.66s / +37°48'25.6"
Brightness / Size: v10.0 mag / 15.9×2.5'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very faint, very elongated & thin. Better seen at 80x.
DIFFICULT

NGC4302 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC4302, UGC7418, H2.112
Type: GLX
Constellation: Com
Coordinates: 12h21m42.48s / +14°35'51.9"
Brightness / Size: v11.6 mag / 5.3×1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4
Very faint, evenly bright, elongated.
MODERATE

NGC4331 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4331, UGC7449, H3.942
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h22m35.84s / +76°10'23.9"
Brightness / Size: v14.1 mag / 2.2×0.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Hard to hold with averted vision. Faint, slightly elongated (N-S) nebula.
DIFFICULT

NGC4437 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 11×11'
Name: NGC4437, NGC4517, UGC7694, H4.5
Type: GLX
Constellation: Vir
Coordinates: 12h32m45.59s / +00°06'54.1"
Brightness / Size: v11.2 mag / 10.2×1.7'
120mm f/5, 75x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.1+, SQM-L 19.4
Slightly elongated, getting a bit brighter toward the middle. Fairly well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.6: Quite easily seen nearby a moderately bright star. Very elongated, tapering endings, somewhat broadening toward the middle. Center appeared slightly brighter, otherwise rather evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC4565 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 15×15'
Name: NGC4565, UGC7772, H5.24
Type: GLX
Constellation: Com
Coordinates: 12h36m20.80s / +25°59'14.6"
Brightness / Size: v9.5 mag / 14.9×2.0'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Extremely elongated, tapering endings, bulgy core. The very bright, round core is most evident. At 100x the dust lane is evident with averted vision (especially in the bright core) and slightly shifted to NE.
EASY

NGC4631 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 16×16'
Name: NGC4631, UGC7865, H5.42, Whale Galaxy
Group: Arp281, NGC4631 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 12h42m08.01s / +32°32'29.4"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 15.5×2.7'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 7, NELM 5.0, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.1, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.9: Slightly elongated, rather faint brightening.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Large, very bright, very elongated with tapering ending on the west side. Broadening towards the brighter core, which is slightly shifted to the east along the longitudinal axis.
EASY

NGC4656 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 16×16'
Name: NGC4656, UGC7907, H1.176
Group: NGC4631 Group, Hockey Stick
Type: GLX
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 12h43m57.65s / +32°10'13.0"
Brightness / Size: v10.5 mag / 15.3×2.4'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Thin, nearly evenly bright, very elongated, slight broadening toward the middle. At 133x intermittently seperated from NGC4657.
EASY

NGC4693 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4693, UGC7962, H3.906
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h47m09.13s / +71°10'34.1"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 2.5×0.5'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Elongated, evenly bright, faint.
MODERATE

NGC4762 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 9×9'
Name: NGC4762, UGC8016, H2.75
Group: Virgo-Cluster
Type: GLX
Constellation: Vir
Coordinates: 12h52m56.05s / +11°13'50.9"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 8.7×1.7'
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.3, SQM-L 19.7
At 60x thin, very elongated, evenly bright. Also visible at 28x as faint brightening.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.1
SQM-L 20.8: Already well visible at 37x. At 80x elongated, very thin with high surface brightness. Core appeared almost stellar. At 150x about 3 arcminutes of size.
EASY

NGC5023 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC5023, UGC8286, H2.664
Type: GLX
Constellation: CVn
Coordinates: 13h12m11.80s / +44°02'16.9"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 5.8×0.8'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
At 37x almost obvious with averted vision. Wonderful elongated, thin, evenly bright. Despite the fairly high surface brightness the galaxy suffer from brightened sky!
EASY

NGC5308 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5308, UGC8722, H1.255
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 13h47m00.39s / +60°58'22.9"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 3.7×0.7'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Fairly bright, thin, obviously elongated, broadening toward the middle. Barely seen with direct vision.
EASY

NGC5526 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5526, UGC9115, H3.804, H3.835
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 14h13m53.73s / +57°46'16.7"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 2.3×0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5 FAILED

NGC5529 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC5529, UGC9127, H3.414
Type: GLX
Constellation: Boo
Coordinates: 14h15m34.23s / +36°13'37.1"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 6.0×0.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5
Wonderful edge-on. Very thin, very elongated, evenly bright. Held with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC5746 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 7×7'
Name: NGC5746, UGC9499, H1.126
Type: GLX
Constellation: Vir
Coordinates: 14h44m56.01s / +01°57'17.1"
Brightness / Size: v10.5 mag / 6.9×1.2'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very bright edge-on galaxy. Already apparent at 37x. Very elongated, thin, tapering endings, brighter core.
EASY

NGC5777 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5777, UGC9568, H3.806
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 14h51m17.80s / +58°58'40.1"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 3.1×0.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Elongated, faint, thin.
DIFFICULT

NGC5894 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5894, UGC9768, H2.763
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h11m40.94s / +59°48'31.8"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 3.0×0.4'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Held with averted vision. Thin, elongated.
DIFFICULT

NGC5906 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 13×13'
Name: NGC5906, NGC5907, UGC9801, H2.759
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h15m53.69s / +56°19'43.9"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 12.8×1.4'
80mm f/6.25, 41x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8

FAILED
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
At 28x rather faint, thin, getting brighter & broader toward the middle. At 60x evident with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Very thin & elongated, broadening & brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC5965 (GLX)

DSS
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Name: NGC5965, UGC9914, H2.762
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h34m02.46s / +56°41'08.2"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 4.7×0.7'
The observation with the 4.5 inch Newtonian was made about three years later than with the 8 inch Dobsonian. This impressively shows the impact of experience of an observer.

4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Quite thin, elongated, evenly bright. Fairly well seen with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Very elongated, thin, fairly faint, held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC5981 (GLX)

DSS
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Name: NGC5981, UGC9948
Group: Draco Triplet
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h37m53.46s / +59°23'30.4"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 2.8×0.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Pretty faint, obviously elongated & thin, evenly bright with tapering endings.
MODERATE

NGC6658 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6658, UGC11274
Type: GLX
Constellation: Her
Coordinates: 18h33m55.68s / +22°53'17.9"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.6×0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Fairly faint, elongated. Barely seen with averted vision. A 12.27m star at the northern edge.
DIFFICULT

NGC7264 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7264, UGC12001
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lac
Coordinates: 22h22m13.81s / +36°23'13.1"
Brightness / Size: v13.8 mag / 2.2×0.3'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
I tried this galaxy serveral times but often without success! Only one time I glimpsed this extremely faint galaxy as thin, elongated brightening. This is a real challenge for 8 inch!

DIFFICULT
12.5" f/4.5, 215x, Bortle 4
Fairly well seen with averted vision. Obviously elongated, thin, evenly bright, but fairly faint.
MODERATE

NGC7345 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7345, UGC12130
Type: GLX
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 22h38m44.86s / +35°32'26.0"
Brightness / Size: v14.3 mag / 1.2×0.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Very faint, thin, very elongated. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC7347 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7347, UGC12136
Type: GLX
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 22h39m56.16s / +11°01'39.2"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 1.5×0.3'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Observation was long time ago!
FAILED

NGC7463 (GLX)

DSS
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Name: NGC7463, UGC12316, H3.210
Group: NGC7448 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 23h01m51.98s / +15°58'54.6"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 3.0×0.6'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Elongated, evenly bright, fairly faint. NGC7465 located nearby.
MODERATE

NGC7640 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC7640, UGC12554, H2.600
Type: GLX
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 23h22m06.58s / +40°50'43.5"
Brightness / Size: v11.1 mag / 10.0×2.0'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Very elongated with brighter, elongated core. Overall fairly faint.
MODERATE

NGC7767 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7767, UGC12805
Type: GLX
Constellation: Peg
Coordinates: 23h50m56.34s / +27°05'13.7"
Brightness / Size: v13.5 mag / 1.0×0.2'
8" f/6, 218x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed with averted vision as elongated, thin brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC7831 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC7831, IC1530, UGC60
Type: GLX
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 00h07m19.52s / +32°36'33.4"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.5×0.3'
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Evenly bright, very elongated, relatively faint. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

UGC338 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: UGC338
Type: GLX
Constellation: And
Coordinates: 00h34m21.94s / +39°36'03.5"
Brightness / Size: b15.5 mag / 1.0×0.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Only tried short yet.
FAILED

UGC1281 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC1281, PGC6699
Type: GLX
Constellation: Tri
Coordinates: 01h49m31.71s / +32°35'16.2"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 4.5×0.5'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5+, SQM-L 20.8
Glimpsed with averted vision as very faint, very elongated nebula.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0+, SQM-L 21.1
Very thin, elongated, evenly bright. Faint.
MODERATE

UGC3445 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC3445
Type: GLX
Constellation: Lyn
Coordinates: 06h21m32.76s / +59°07'36.1"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 1.5×0.3'
Worthwile! Together with UGC3446 an enexpectedly bright pair of galaxies. Both galaxies fairly easily seen with 8 inch, even under a suburban sky.

4.5" f/8, 128x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5

FAILED
4.5" f/8, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0
Roundish, diffuse. Slightly brighter than UGC3446. Fairly easily held with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 7, NELM 4.5
Quite small, faint, diffuse, roundish brightening. Appeared a bit brighter than UGC3446.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4
Both galaxies (UGC3445 & UGC3446) already seen at 37x as faint, slightly elongated brightening with averted vision. At 100x nicly separated from UGC3446, roundish with obviously brighter core area. No elongation seen.
EASY

UGC3697 (GLX)

DSS
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Name: UGC3697, Integral Sign Galaxy
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cam
Coordinates: 07h11m22.54s / +71°50'10.9"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 3.5×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.2, SQM-L 19.6
Rather faint and anything but evident, but still well visible. High surface brightness, very elongated, thin.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
This observation was some years ago. Fairly easily seen. Extremely thin, very faint, very elongated, evenly bright. A wisp of galaxy. The curves may be visible with significantly larger aperture.
MODERATE

UGC4171 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC4171
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h01m30.78s / +09°42'27.4"
Brightness / Size: b14.6 mag / 2.5×0.3'
8" f/6, 220x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.5: Glimpsed as very faint, elongated nebula.
DIFFICULT

UGC4197 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC4197
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h03m25.51s / +10°03'02.2"
Brightness / Size: b14.5 mag / 2.1×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.5: Less evident, elongated, thin, evenly bright, pretty small.
MODERATE

UGC4550 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC4550
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cnc
Coordinates: 08h43m16.00s / +13°05'09.1"
Brightness / Size: b14.8 mag / 3.0×0.5'
8" f/6, 220x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.5: Not seen for sure.
FAILED

UGC5459 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC5459
Type: GLX
Constellation: UMa
Coordinates: 10h08m10.07s / +53°05'00.5"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 4.2×0.7'
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

UGC11564 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC11564
Type: GLX
Constellation: Del
Coordinates: 20h27m39.56s / +10°45'26.1"
Brightness / Size: b15.1 mag / 1.6×0.2'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5+, SQM-L 20.7
SQM-L 20.4: I had not much hope, but I tried it.
FAILED

UGC11841 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC11841
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cyg
Coordinates: 21h52m45.59s / +38°56'11.2"
Brightness / Size: b16.5 mag / 3.0×0.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.2
Was just a short try without any detailed finder chart.
FAILED