(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2488 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

anonymous at sedna.atmob.org anonymous at sedna.atmob.org
Wed Mar 14 09:59:15 EDT 2007


Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary at rollanet.org>

Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/8/07  02:45 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 128x, 193x,257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2488
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Lyn
Data: mag 12.4  size 0.5' X 0.5'
Position: RA 08:01.5  DEC +56:33
A faint uniform circular nebulous patch which shows no detectable brightening
toward the core.  Visible with averted vision at 128x, it was steadily held
at 193x and began to fade into the background at 257x.  A 10th magnitude
field star is located 8' W..

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