(IAAC) Obj: NGC 988 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

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Sun Jan 25 13:21:48 EST 2009


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

Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1/22/09  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: 77x, 128x, 193x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 988
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 11.0  size 3.0' X 1.0'
Position: RA 02:35.5  DEC -09:21.5
A uniform oval halo which is elongated NW-SE.  It shows no detectable
brightening toward the core but observation is made difficult by a
superimposed 7th magnitude field star just to the NW of the galaxy
center.  An 8th-10th magnitude double star, aligned NE-SW, is located
just to the SW.  Visible with direct vision at 77x, the galaxy bore
magnification well and was best seen at 257x.

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