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Type: galaxy, SBc
Mag: B=10.95, V=?
Size: 6.456′ x 4.265′
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Galaxy in Hydra. Missed by John Herschel!
NGC 2835 discovered by Barnard with a 6-inch refractor at Nashville Tennessee.
Listed in the NGC as "F, * 10 inv f, bet 2 st 9."
Table IV: !! vF 2-br open spiral.
vF, 6'x5', open spir.
pF, 7'x4', E 10deg; a beautiful 4-branched spiral with F alm.stell.N. and many alm.stell. condensations along the arms. 2 small nebulae in the field.
Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 11.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SC,LBM,VDIF,BAR SUSP KWOTS,BODIF ARMS.
de Vaucouleurs, G. (1975) Nearby groups of galaxies. In: Kuiper, G. (ed) Stars and Stellar Systems. Volume 9: Galaxies and the Universe. Chapter 14, p557.
NGC 2997 Group: A loose group, consisting of one lenticular NGC 2784 and several large late-type spirals including NGC 2763, NGC 2835, NGC 2848 and NGC 2997, may be isolated in low galactic latitudes at the border of Hydra and Antlia in the foreground of the distant Hydra cloud. ... The large Magellanic irregular NGC 3109, which lies about 5° north following NGC 2997, is probably an isolated foreground object.
Thornton Page ("Galaxies and the Universe", Chapter 13 - Binary Galaxies) includes this galaxy in the NGC 2997 Group. Members include NGC 2997, NGC 2835, NGC 2784, NGC 2848 & NGC 2763.
Included in the CCD-atlas of Ryder S.D. & Dopita M.A. (1993) "An H-alpha Atlas of Nearby Southern Spiral Galaxies" Astrophys.J.Suppl. 88, 415. They note: "As a type Sc and being almost face-on, NGC 2835 presents a wealth of H II regions well suited to abundance gradient studies and the like. Despite having a well-ordered multi-arm spiral pattern with a fair degree of symmetry, the H II regions in the northern arms appear to be much more luminous than their southern counterpart . . inspection of optical images confirms that the southern arms are not as well developed in their outer parts of those in the north."
Photo Index by Jim Lucyk: Cat.of South.Peculiar Gal.and Ass. Vol 2 (Arp&Madore, 1987) p11.2.
In 1972 Houston wrote about observing NGC 2784: "If you are using a rich-field telescope with a wide-angle ocular, NGC 2835 might just be in the same field. This 5'x2' galaxy seems easier to me than NGC 2784. About half-way between them lies a considerably more difficult galaxy, NGC 2815."
Tom Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12M; 6' x 3' extent; fairly large and faint; axis oriented NNE-SSW; many-armed spiral evident with larger aperture; !good supernova prospect!."
Steve Coe (1992, The Deep-Sky Observer, Webb Society, Issue 1) observing with a 17.5-inch f/4.5 at 100x notes: "Somewhat bright, little elongated, pretty large, brighter in the middle, not much."
Steve Coe, observing with a 17.5" f/4.5 at 100X, notes: "somewhat Bright, little elongated, Pretty large, brighter in the middle, not much
1998 January 3/4; Jonkershoek. 11x80 tripod-mounted; seeing good; some scintillation; lim mag about 10.7 at pole; daytime view reasonably crisp. "Probably haven't seen this one. Seeing shows stars fainter than U2000. Using Chart 323; the star 'C' below is the brightest in the 1 degree block containing the galaxy. Star 'B' is also shown on the map, but at 'A' I see a small star. Now, B is either nebulous, or has a small companion. Or, is 'A' perhaps where the galaxy is? Or is it too far north-east of the galaxy position?
Update: Examining the area around this galaxy on Cartes du Ciel software shows that A is most probably a star.
Star "C" = HD 80429, SAO177268 (mV = 7.2)
Star "B" = TYC6040-00302-1 (VT = 10.6, V = 10.5)
Star "A" = TYC6040-00251-1 (VT: 10.4, V = 10.3)
12-inch f/10 SCT (218x 346x
The impression is that of a tea spoon heap up with the galaxy haze as the sugar. Faint stars in a curved string towards the east make up the teaspoon impression.
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