NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:45:22.3
Declination: +68:36:33
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 14.7

Historic Information

Discoverer: Parsons L.
Year of discovery: 1873
Discovery aperture: 72.0


Summary description: cF, S, lE, nf h 618
Sub-type: Sb

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 2961 is sometimes called "NGC 2959A" following its designation in Keenan's ApJ 82, 62, 1935 paper.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2961 17.5" (4/4/92): extremely faint, very small, round, brighter core, averted only. Forms a close pair with NGC 2959 1.5' WSW.