- Galaxies & Groups (Dra) -

And (96) Cep (5) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)
Aql (3) Cet (25) Del (13) Leo (112) Peg (134) Tri (50)
Aqr (11) CMa (2) Dra (70) Lep (4) Per (31) UMa (164)
Ari (36) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (59) UMi (4)
Aur (1) Cnc (60) Eri (3) LMi (31) Pup (1) Vir (112)
Boo (19) Com (102) Gem (35) Lyn (67) Ser (16) Vul (3)
Cam (53) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cas (6) CVn (86) Hya (4) Oph (2) Sgr (1)

M 102 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: M102, NGC5866, UGC9723, H1.215
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h06m29.56s / +55°45'47.91"
Brightness / Size: 9m9 / 6.5x3.2'
Robert Zebahl
B 8x40, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.0
Only a short try, but nothing seen.

FAILED
80mm f/6.25, 25x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Slightly oval, nearly evenly bright. With averted vision I saw 1-2 stellar brightenings.

EASY
4.5" f/8, 28x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
At 28x slightly oval, slight brightening toward the middle. Two (?) stellar brightenings within the galaxy visible. At 60x a field star at the edge.

EASY
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Slightly elongated, very bright. Moderately bright star nearby.

EASY
René Merting
B 8x20, SQM-L 21.5
einmal ist etwas kompaktes an der betreffenden Stelle aufgeblitzt - leider nur einmal - zu unsicher - nicht gesehen

FAILED
B 10x50, SQM-L 21.5
direkt ganz knapp sichtbar, indirekt als zarter Schimmer erkennbar, nicht ganz rund

MODERATE
B 16x70, SQM-L 21.5
direkt besehen kompakt und gleichmäßig hell, indirekt ist Elongation 2:1 erkennbar

EASY
8" f/4, 62x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 62x zeigt sich ein deutlich elongierter und am Ostrand heller wirkender Nebel - die Galaxie steht zwischen zwei Sternen, wobei der Eindruck einer gewissen Unregelmäßigkeit entsteht

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x leicht elongiertes Zentrum - Galaxie mit diffusen Außenbereichen - nördlich ein Stern, der leicht außerhalb der Galaxie steht - bei 111x ist M 102 heller als NGC 5907 und steht schön eingerahmt zwischen zwei Sternen nördlich und südlich - die Galaxie wird zur Mitte hin heller - leichte Ansätze von Strukturen
EASY

NGC 2977 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2977, UGC5175, H1.282
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 09h43m46.71s / +74°51'34.49"
Brightness / Size: 12m5 / 1.8x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Small, faint, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 3061 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3061, UGC5319, H2.903
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 09h56m12.06s / +75°51'59.57"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 1.7x1.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 3147 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3147, UGC5532, H1.79
Type: GLX, SY1, SY2
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 10h16m53.63s / +73°24'02.34"
Brightness / Size: 10m6 / 3.9x3.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 5
Roundish with brighter core. Well seen with averted vision. At 100x seen direct.
EASY

NGC 3735 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3735, UGC6567, H1.287
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 11h35m57.33s / +70°32'08.13"
Brightness / Size: 11m8 / 4.0x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Tried at 66x and 108x without success.

FAILED
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x ist die Galaxie als schöner gut definierter Strich in der Landschaft sichtbar - sie wird zur Mitte hin leicht heller, die Enden laufen nicht spitz zu, sondern diffus aus - Elongation 3:1 - bei 111x ist indirekt innerhalb eine Kondensation und nördlich ein schwaches Sternchen sichtbar - der Kern ist leicht länglich - bei 160x wirken die Enden leicht ausgefranst und die Ausdehnung steigt auf 5:1
EASY

NGC 4125 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 6×6'
Name: NGC4125, UGC7118
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h08m06.02s / +65°10'26.88"
Brightness / Size: 9m7 / 6.0x5.1'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
At 48x evident with averted vision, oval with brighter, slightly elongated center. At 108x similar view, but barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 144x groß und hell, mit deutlicher Helligkeitszunahme zum kompakt wirkenden Zentrum hin
EASY

NGC 4128 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4128, UGC7120, H1.263
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h08m32.36s / +68°46'03.47"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 2.4x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Not evident with averted vision, oval (2:1), condensed.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x als länglicher, zarter Schimmer erkennbar - zur Mitte leicht heller werdend - bei 144x deutlich - indirekt zeigt sich ein längliches Zentrum
EASY

NGC 4133 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4133, UGC7127, H1.278
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h08m49.92s / +74°54'15.44"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 1.8x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x pretty small, roundish. At 150x evident with averted vision, oval, rather evenly bright.
EASY

NGC 4210 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4210, UGC7264, H3.850
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h15m15.89s / +65°59'07.59"
Brightness / Size: 12m5 / 2.0x1.6'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x indirekt ein diffuser mittelheller Nebelfleck - zum Zentrum ganz leicht heller werdend - bei 144x ein richtig schöner Nebelball, die Außenbereiche nur leicht schwächer als das Zentrum
EASY

NGC 4221 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4221, UGC7288
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h15m59.94s / +66°13'50.45"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 2.0x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Roundish, moderately condensed, anything but evident with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC 4236 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 23×23'
Name: NGC4236, UGC7306, H5.51
Group: M81 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h16m42.12s / +69°27'45.25"
Brightness / Size: 9m6 / 22.6x6.9'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 66x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Just a short try at 48x and 66x.

FAILED
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4
Very difficult! Very large and extremely faint galaxy with low surface brightness. Difficult to extract from background. Moving the telescope around can help!

DIFFICULT
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x ist ein schmaler schwacher Strich an der Wahrnehmungsgrenze sichtbar - bei 72x ist die Galaxie direkt erkennbar - sie zeigt nach Süden auf einen Stern, reicht aber nicht heran - Ausdehnung 4:1 - bei 160x hebt sich NGC 4236 weiterhin kaum vom Hintergrund ab - sie wirkt in guten Momenten etwas breiter - nördlich blitzt innerhalb immer wieder eine stellare Aufhellung auf
EASY

NGC 4256 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4256, UGC7351, H2.846
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h18m43.04s / +65°53'53.08"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 4.1x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3

FAILED
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x relativ hell und schmal - gut definiert mit hellerem Zentrum - die Spitzen laufen diffus aus - bei 144x zeigt die Spindel ein längliches Zentrum - indirekt länger, Ausdehnung irgendwo zwischen 3:1 und 4:1
EASY

NGC 4291 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4291, UGC7397, H1.275
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h20m17.70s / +75°22'15.47"
Brightness / Size: 11m5 / 2.0x1.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x quite evident, roundish, rather small with distinct, obviously brighter center. Forms a trapezium with 3 field stars. At 150x a faint foreground star west of the center.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x wirkt die Galaxie fast noch wie ein Stern mit Schimmer - sie bildet mit drei Sternen ein schönes gleichmäßiges Rechteck - bei 111x wird am Südrand der Galaxie ein schwacher Stern sichtbar - das Zentrum der Galaxie ist deutlich heller
EASY

NGC 4319 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4319, UGC7429, H1.276
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h21m43.85s / +75°19'21.45"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 2.8x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x rather faint and evenly bright, oval, less conspicuous. At 150x slight brightening toward the middle, barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x zeigt sich NGC 4319 gut sichtbar und zur Mitte hin leicht heller werdend - bei 111x wirkt die Galaxie indirekt deutlich größer als bei direktem Blick - sie ist leicht OW-elongiert und ist umrahmt von drei Sternen, die ein spitzes Dreieck bilden
EASY

NGC 4331 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4331, UGC7449, H3.942
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h22m35.84s / +76°10'23.90"
Brightness / Size: 14m1 / 2.2x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Hard to hold with averted vision. Faint, slightly elongated (N-S) nebula.
DIFFICULT

NGC 4332 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC4332, UGC7453, H2.847
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h22m46.82s / +65°50'37.31"
Brightness / Size: 12m2 / 2.1x1.5'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 108x, Bortle 6, NELM 5m0+, SQM-L 19.3
Pretty diffuse, round (?), slightly condensed, faint.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x direkt knapp sichtbar, indirekt größer und diffus - leicht unregelmäßig - bei 144x macht die Galaxie den schwächsten Eindruck vom Trio um NGC 4256 und NGC 4210 - leicht länglich, aber weiterhin sehr diffus
EASY

NGC 4386 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4386, UGC7491, H1.277
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h24m28.32s / +75°31'44.01"
Brightness / Size: 11m7 / 2.6x1.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x evident with averted vision, elongated (NW-SE), high surface brightness, evenly bright. At 150x the center was brighter & distinct and appeared bulgy.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ist die Galaxie innerhalb der NGC 4291-Gruppe am deutlichsten wahrzunehmen - leicht elongiert und sehr helles Zentrum - bei 111x wirkt das Zentrum leicht flächig
EASY

NGC 4589 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4589, UGC7797, H1.273
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h37m25.00s / +74°11'31.00"
Brightness / Size: 10m7 / 3.4x2.8'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 40x, NELM 5m0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 18.4
Observation at full moon. Roundish to somewhat oval, slightly condensed.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x roundish, getting much more brighter toward the middle, fairly small. At 80x an almost stellar, central brightening is visible.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 144x groß und hell, sehr diffus - am Westrand steht ein schwacher Stern
EASY

NGC 4648 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4648, UGC7868, H1.274
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h41m44.41s / +74°25'15.18"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 1.8x1.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 80x pretty compact, slightly oval nebula among a group of medium bright field stars. At 150x oval shape, getting obviously brighter toward the middle.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 144x direkt gut sichtbar - indirekt heller, klein mit einem recht hellen Zentrum
EASY

NGC 4693 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4693, UGC7962, H3.906
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h47m09.13s / +71°10'34.10"
Brightness / Size: 13m4 / 2.5x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
Elongated, evenly bright, faint.
MODERATE

NGC 4750 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC4750, UGC7994, H4.78
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 12h50m07.21s / +72°52'28.19"
Brightness / Size: 11m2 / 2.1x1.9'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 75x, NELM 5m0
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 18.4
Observation at full moon. Not seen at 40x and 75x.

FAILED
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.2
At 37x rather small, round, getting slightly brighter toward the middle. At 80x very bright und slightly oval.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x einfach, weiträumig schön umrahmt von sechs hellen Sternen, die wie eine Bienenwabe angeordnet sind - die Galaxie selbst ist sehr diffus, zum Zentrum heller werdend - Zentrum selbst groß und homogen hell - bei 144x ein etwas unrunder, heller Nebelball - relativ hell bis an die mäßig definierten Außengrenzen
EASY

NGC 5667 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5667, UGC9344, H2.807
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 14h30m22.89s / +59°28'10.84"
Brightness / Size: 12m5 / 1.7x1.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Slightly oval. Relatively well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC 5678 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5678, UGC9358, H1.237
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 14h32m05.58s / +57°55'17.17"
Brightness / Size: 11m3 / 3.3x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Roundish (?), nearly evenly bright.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 144x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x direkt gut erkennbar, leicht unrund - bei 144x zeigt sich ein schönes, gut abgegrenztes Oval
EASY

NGC 5777 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5777, UGC9568, H3.806
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 14h51m17.80s / +58°58'40.12"
Brightness / Size: 13m3 / 3.1x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Elongated, faint, thin.

DIFFICULT
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
Bedingungen in der Zielregion: SQM-L 20.5
bei 72x ist die Galaxie direkt erkennbar - Elongation 4:1 - das Zentrum strahlt indirekt immer ein wenig heller durch - bei 111x blitzt am nördlichen Ende immer eine stellare Aufhellung auf - die Galaxie zeigt jetzt deutlicher Helligkeitsunterschiede und eine Elongation von 5:1 - bester Anblick bei 160x - die leicht längliche Kondensation im Zentrum ist nach Norden ein wenig mehr begrenzt
EASY

NGC 5866B (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5866B, UGC9769
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h12m07.27s / +55°47'04.70"
Brightness / Size: 14m6 / 2.7x1.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 5879 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5879, UGC9753, H2.757
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h09m46.75s / +57°00'00.76"
Brightness / Size: 11m4 / 4.2x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Relatively evident with averted vision, oval, nearly evenly bright.

MODERATE
René Merting
8" f/4, 62x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 30x ist die Galaxie indirekt sichtbar - bei 62x wirkt sie indirekt heller, ist leicht elongiert und wird zur Mitte hin heller

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ein deutlich sichtbarer Nebel mit diffusem Rand - zum Zentrum heller werdend - bei 111x leicht länglich
EASY

NGC 5894 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5894, UGC9768, H2.763
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h11m40.94s / +59°48'31.76"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 3.0x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
Held with averted vision. Thin, elongated.
DIFFICULT

NGC 5905 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5905, UGC9797, H2.758
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h15m23.32s / +55°31'01.59"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 4.0x2.6'
Robert Zebahl
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Slightly oval, evenly bright. Well visible with averted vision.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Faint, diffuse brightening.

MODERATE
René Merting
8" f/4, 62x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 62x ist die Galaxie indirekt schwach und diffus sichtbar - homogen hell

MODERATE
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x zeigt sich die Galaxie schön in einem GF mit NGC 5908 - sie ist schwächer, aber dennoch deutlich sichtbar - nach Norden diffuser
EASY

NGC 5906 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 13×13'
Name: NGC5906, NGC5907, UGC9801, H2.759
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h15m53.69s / +56°19'43.86"
Brightness / Size: 10m4 / 12.8x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
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
René Merting
B 16x70, SQM-L 21.5
die Superthin blitzt immer wieder zart und schmal auf und lässt sich ab und an länger halten - Elongation satte 5:1

DIFFICULT
8" f/4, 85x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 62x beeindruckend - feine lange gut begrenzte Galaxie - gleichmäßig hell - Elongation etwa 7:1 - bei 85x wirkt die Galaxie nicht so hell wie M 102 - zum Zentrum hin ist eine leichte Helligkeitszunahme zu verzeichnen

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 160x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ein riesiger Kreidestrich, der zur Mitte hin leicht breiter erscheint - Elongation mindestens 6:1 - die Westkante wirkt abgegrenzter, vielleicht ein erstes Anzeichen des Staubbandes - bei 111x ein langgezogenes helles Zentrum - bei 160x ist blickweise eine Zweiteilung der Galaxie erkennbar, der östliche Teil ist heller und stärker
EASY

NGC 5908 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5908, UGC9805, H2.760
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h16m43.22s / +55°24'33.29"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 3.3x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Oval, rather faint, quite small with bright, almost stellar core.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Faint, diffuse nebula.

MODERATE
René Merting
8" f/4, 62x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 62x ist die Galaxie leicht länglich und kompakt sichtbar

EASY
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x zeigt sich die Galaxie schön in einem GF mit NGC 5905 - sie ist deutlich elongiert und nach SO bauchiger - zur Mitte ganz leicht heller werdend
EASY

NGC 5963 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5963, UGC9906, H2.761
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h33m27.79s / +56°33'33.77"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 3.3x2.6'
Robert Zebahl
4.5" f/8, 60x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 20.9
Oval, evenly bright with 1-2 (?) stellar brightenings within the galaxy.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Round, diffuse, fairly faint, held permanently with averted vision.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ist die Galaxie als kleiner diffuser Nebel erkennbar und bildet ein schönes Kontrastpaar mit NGC 5965 zusammen
EASY

NGC 5965 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5965, UGC9914, H2.762
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h34m02.46s / +56°41'08.16"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 4.7x0.7'
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.

Robert Zebahl
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
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x wirkt die Galaxie wie ein zarter Strich mit längerem Ausläufer nach Norden (vom Zentrum ausgehend)
EASY

NGC 5971 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5971, UGC9929
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h35m36.88s / +56°27'42.45"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 1.6x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 5976 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5976
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h36m48.02s / +59°23'52.30"
Brightness / Size: 14m8 / 0.8x0.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Roundish, faint, almost evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC 5976A (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5976A, UGC9934
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h36m07.39s / +59°34'00.44"
Brightness / Size: b15m4 / 1.0x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Small, faint, round brightening. Hard to hold qith averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 5981 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5981, UGC9948
Group: Draco Triplet
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h37m53.46s / +59°23'30.45"
Brightness / Size: 13m2 / 2.8x0.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Pretty faint, obviously elongated & thin, evenly bright with tapering endings.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 111x ist deutlich ein länglicher sehr schmaler Nebelstrich erkennbar - die Galaxie zeigt auf einen Stern nordwestlich
EASY

NGC 5982 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5982, UGC9961, H2.764
Group: Draco Triplet
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h38m39.78s / +59°21'21.21"
Brightness / Size: 11m1 / 3.0x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Roundish, getting obviously brighter toward the middle. At 80x the core appears bright & compact.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 131x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x deutlich erkennbar mit flächigem Zentrum - bei 131x wirkt das Zentrum heller, als bei der naheliegenden Galaxie NGC 5985
EASY

NGC 5985 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC5985, UGC9969, H2.766
Group: Draco Triplet
Type: GLX, SY
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h39m37.09s / +59°19'55.02"
Brightness / Size: 11m1 / 5.4x2.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Already evident at 37x with averted vision. At 80x barely visible with direct vision, oval, slightly condensed with an axis ratio of about 1:2.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 131x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x deutlich erkennbar mit stellarem Zentrum - bei 131x wirkt das Zentrum leicht Nordsüd elongiert - der restliche Bereich leuchtet homogen hell
EASY

NGC 5987 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5987, UGC9971, H2.765
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h39m57.38s / +58°04'46.37"
Brightness / Size: 11m7 / 4.2x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Located near a brighter field star. At 80x with averted vision obviously elongated with slightly brighter center. Barely visible with direct vision. At 150x the galaxy appeared more oval with an elongated central area.
EASY

NGC 5989 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC5989, UGC9985, H3.738
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h41m32.85s / +59°45'19.15"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 0.9x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Faint, round, less condensed.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ein kleiner schwacher Nebelfleck - bei 111x verbessert sich die Sichtbarkeit - die Galaxie zeigt sich leicht rundlich und homogen hell mit diffusen Rändern
EASY

NGC 6015 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 6×6'
Name: NGC6015, UGC10075, H3.739
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h51m25.23s / +62°18'36.11"
Brightness / Size: 11m1 / 5.4x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Obviously oval without distinct core.

EASY
René Merting
8" f/4, 62x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 40x ist die Galaxie als länglicher Schimmer erkennbar - indirekt Elongation 3:1 - zur Mitte hin leichter Helligkeitsanstieg - bei 62x wird die Galaxie dann noch deutlicher sichtbar, das Zentrum ist länglich, der westliche Bereich scheint etwas heller und definierter, am östlichen Rand wirkt die Galaxie diffuser
EASY

NGC 6095 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6095, UGC10265
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 16h11m11.01s / +61°16'04.54"
Brightness / Size: 12m6 / 1.8x1.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed with averted vision as very faint, diffuse, round brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6123 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6123, UGC10333
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 16h17m19.75s / +61°56'20.73"
Brightness / Size: 13m7 / 0.8x0.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Very small, compact. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6340 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6340, UGC10762, H2.767
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h10m24.96s / +72°18'15.69"
Brightness / Size: 11m0 / 3.0x2.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6
Round, slight brightening toward the middle.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Round with bright, compact core.
EASY

NGC 6395 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6395, UGC10876
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h26m31.29s / +71°05'46.54"
Brightness / Size: 12m3 / 2.4x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Fairly well seen with averted vision, obviously elongated with slightly brighter core.
MODERATE

NGC 6399 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6399, UGC10896
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h31m50.30s / +59°36'55.57"
Brightness / Size: 13m7 / 1.1x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4 FAILED

NGC 6411 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6411, UGC10916
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h35m32.82s / +60°48'48.19"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 2.0x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Round, diffuse.
MODERATE

NGC 6412 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6412, UGC10897, Arp38, H6.41
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h29m37.52s / +75°42'15.59"
Brightness / Size: 11m6 / 2.5x2.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
At 37x seen as roundish, diffuse brightening. At 96x irregular brightness.
EASY

NGC 6419 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6419, UGC10924
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h36m05.71s / +68°09'21.32"
Brightness / Size: 14m6 / 1.3x0.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Intermittently seen as very faint brightening, but not sure.
FAILED

NGC 6434 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6434, UGC10934, H3.741
Type: GLX, SY1
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h36m48.83s / +72°05'20.22"
Brightness / Size: 12m4 / 2.3x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 5
At the limit of perception. Slightly oval, evenly bright.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval, brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 6449 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6449, UGC10965
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h43m46.35s / +56°48'14.81"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 1.0x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Fairly well seen with averted vision as roundish brightening.
MODERATE

NGC 6454 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6454
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h44m56.67s / +55°42'16.68"
Brightness / Size: 13m6 / 1.0x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Indirekt gut sichtbar. Rundlich. Kernbereich schien etwas heller zu sein.
MODERATE

NGC 6503 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC6503, UGC11012
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h49m26.51s / +70°08'39.63"
Brightness / Size: 10m2 / 7.1x2.4'
Robert Zebahl
80mm f/6.25, 40x, Bortle 6
Fairly faint, obviously elongated.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Elongated with fairly large, bright, oval core area.
EASY

NGC 6508 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6508, UGC11023
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h49m46.50s / +72°01'16.24"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 1.3x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 6
Fairly well seen with averted vision as small, round brightening.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Fairly small, round, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6532 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6532, UGC11085
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 17h59m13.93s / +56°13'54.29"
Brightness / Size: 13m9 / 1.8x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Glimpsed with averted vision. Very faint, evenly bright, elongated.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6552 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6552, UGC11096
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h00m07.31s / +66°36'54.38"
Brightness / Size: 13m7 / 1.0x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Diffuse, slightly oval, very faint. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6562 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6562
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h05m00.99s / +56°15'46.59"
Brightness / Size: 13m9 / 0.7x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Very compact, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6643 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6643, UGC11218
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h19m46.37s / +74°34'06.23"
Brightness / Size: 11m1 / 3.7x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6
Slightly oval, evenly bright.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.1
Oval, fairly large, evenly bright, without distinct core.
EASY

NGC 6651 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6651, UGC11236
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h24m19.70s / +71°36'06.75"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 1.6x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.1
Faint, oval, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6654 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6654, UGC11238
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h24m07.53s / +73°10'59.70"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 2.6x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 6
At 80x very faint, barely seen with averted vision. At 200x the core appeared intermittently slightly elongated.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.1
Already visible at 37x as small brightening. At 100x very compact, brighter core, surrounded by a roundish, evenly bright, fainter halo. Overall quite easily seen with averted vision.
Another observation (SQM-L 21.0) showed vaguely at 216x a slightly elongated core, but not sure.
MODERATE

NGC 6654A (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6654A, UGC11332
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h39m25.00s / +73°34'52.00"
Brightness / Size: 12m9 / 2.7x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.1
Quite faint and less evident with averted vision. Cigar-shaped (similar to Messier 82), somewhat broader and brighter toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 6701 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6701, UGC11348
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h43m12.43s / +60°39'12.13"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 1.5x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4
Slightly oval.
MODERATE

NGC 6732 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6732, UGC11381
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 18h56m24.03s / +52°22'39.48"
Brightness / Size: 13m8 / 1.2x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.6
Quite compact and bright, round, evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 6750 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6750, UGC11389
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 19h00m36.08s / +59°10'00.16"
Brightness / Size: 13m1 / 1.0x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Fairly difficult to hold with averted vision. Round, diffuse.
DIFFICULT

NGC 6757 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6757, UGC11401
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 19h05m06.30s / +55°43'02.20"
Brightness / Size: 13m0 / 1.4x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Conditions in the target region: SQM-L 20.6
At 80x slightly elongated, evenly bright. At 200x slightly oval halo with elongated, brighter core area. The elongation could also be an illusion due to two foreground stars WSW. One of them is visible within the halo.
MODERATE

NGC 6759 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6759
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 19h06m57.07s / +50°20'52.50"
Brightness / Size: 14m3 / 1.0x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 210x, Bortle 4
Roundish to slightly oval. Fairly well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC 6786 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6786, UGC11414
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 19h10m53.93s / +73°24'36.20"
Brightness / Size: 13m0 / 1.1x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.1
Relatively compact, diffuse. At 150x somewhat brighter core. The nearby UGC11415 (NE) wasn't visible to me for sure.
MODERATE

NGC 6869 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC6869, UGC11506
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 20h00m42.41s / +66°13'39.25"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 1.6x1.3'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 6
Fairly small, compact nebula with slight brightening toward the middle. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

UGC 9837 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC9837
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 15h23m51.73s / +58°03'11.23"
Brightness / Size: 13m3 / 2.0x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Very faint, diffuse, evenly bright haze.
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UGC 11415 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC11415
Type: GLX
Constellation: Dra
Coordinates: 19h11m04.67s / +73°25'36.00"
Brightness / Size: b15m1 / 1.3x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m1, SQM-L 21.0
This galaxy is located SSE right next to a 12.39m star, which probably interferes the observation. I thought seeing a small, faint brightening, but nor sure.
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