(IAAC) Obj: NGC 779 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

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Sun Jan 25 12:43:43 EST 2009


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

Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/22/09  01:45 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: 77x, 128x, 193x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 779
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 11.2  size 3.0' X 1.0'
Position: RA 01:59.5  DEC -05:58
Description:
A uniform oval halo elongated NW-SE.  It rather abruptly brightens to a bright,
diffuse oval nucleus which shares the same alignment as the halo.  Visible
with direct vision at 77x, it bore magnification well and was best seen at
257x.

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