(IAAC) Obj: M77 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

anonymous at sedna.atmob.org anonymous at sedna.atmob.org
Thu Oct 7 00:16:23 EDT 2004


Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche at videotron.ca>

Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/22 2h04 EDT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M77
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SABab
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 8.9  size 7.3' x 6.3'
Position: RA 02:43  DEC -00:01
In Cetus, just near Delta Ceti. Object of low size, similar to a globular cluster in brightness and form. Small quite round fuzzy spot. Two very close stars,  located E of M77 form a line with the galaxy. M77 could be easily confused with these stars, so much this galaxy is of modest size.
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