(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6906 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

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Mon Jan 5 17:00:04 EST 2009


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

Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/31/07  01:10 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 6906
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Aql
Data: mag 12.3  size 1.0' X 0.5'
Position: RA 20:23.5  DEC +06:27
A faint, uniform oval halo which is elongated NE-SW.  It gradually brightens
to a fairly bright, circular, nearly stellar core.  A 14th magnitude field
star is located on the S. edge.  A 9th magnitude star is 4' SW and the galaxy
itself lies 10' SW of an obtuse triangle of 8th and 9th magnitude stars.
Visible with averted vision at 128x, it bore magnification well and was best
seen at 257x.

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