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Re: (IAAC) Obj: M74 (NGC 628) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian




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From: Mark G Birkmann (via Lew Gramer) <deepsky@onemain.com>
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Cc: Mark G Birkmann <deepsky@onemain.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: M74 (NGC 628) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian


>
> Thanks for some more great observations!  Your observation of m 74 is
> especially impressive.  This was a difficult object even with the 40"
> f/5. A search of the IAAC site reveals several negative reports.
>
> However, under excellent skies Lew Gramer reported 3 spiral arms with
> a 20".  If memory serves I believe Rich Jakiel reported elsewhere seeing
> several spiral arms as well as numerous HII regions, also with a 20".
> One of these days I'm going to have to make a trip out west to see what
> mag 7 skies really look like! Here in Missouri we rarely get much better
> than 6.  The best I've ever recorded at my observing site is 6.4.
>
> Clear, transparent, and steady skies,
> Mark
>
> > Extremely faint and difficult Messier object, almost invisible. However,
> > transparent skies finally allowed me to see this object for the first time.
> > Very low surface brightness galaxy.
> >
> > I saw a fuzzy starlike feature in the center surrounded by a faint round
> > glow and what seemed like a faint star just off the center.
> >
> > There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
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> > Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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> >   http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren/netastrocatalog/enter-log.html
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