NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 9:50:21.4
Declination: +72:16:43
Constellation: UMA
Visual Magnitude: 10.4

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1785
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: vB, cL, R, psmbM, * inv f
Sub-type: Sb

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 2985 17.5" (4/4/92): bright, moderately large, irregularly round, gradually increases to a very bright well-defined core, stellar nucleus. The faint outer halo extends to 2.0' diameter reaching a mag 12.5 star at the east edge of the halo 1.0' from center. NGC 3027 lies 25' ESE. 8": moderately bright, bright core, fairly large.