Re: (IAAC) Obj: IC 421 - Inst: 4.5-inch (114mm), f/8 Reflector

Hi I would like to let you know that the convener of this web site has a
report under ic 421 on the google search engine that remarks that this
galaxy requires at least a 12 inch scope to see it,so your chances of seeing
it with a four and a half inch scope are not very good. I looked last night
Australian time when the object was on my meridian and could just see a
faint smudge. I was using a 16 inch f 4.5 dob and did not do a concentrated
observation, I will try again on my next observing run. I saw one report
that its mag is +16  but I don't think that is correct. the NGC Catalogue
doesn't give any magnitude for this object. Good hunting.Ron
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Subject: (IAAC) Obj: IC 421 - Inst: 4.5-inch (114mm), f/8 Reflector

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> Observation Poster: Eric Vondra <parasyonok@ixpres.com>
> Observer: Eric Vondra
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 17 Jan 2004 0500UT
> Location of site: Paris, VA (Lat 39N, Elev 225m)
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
> Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 4.5-inch (114mm), f/8 Reflector
> Magnification: 50x, 100x
> Filter(s): none
> Object(s): IC 421
> Category: External galaxy.
> Class:
> Constellation: Ori
> Data: mag 12.35  size
> Position: RA :  DEC :
> Description:
> In 100x, my take on this one is basically that there's a 12th mag star
> about where it should be, and I'm thinking this must be the very stellar
> nucleus. Maybe a little fuzziness around it. (To the NE of that a couple
> arcminutes there appears to be a little grouping of 12-13th mag stars-
about 5
> stars or so. The three brightest ones form a bit of a right triangle.) I
> that was it, but it seems like an awfully bright core, and nothing much
> it, so maybe it's a very small one, or a very dim, low surface brightness
> on spiral with a stellar core. I would consider this one
> When I put the 50x back in I get a vague hint of a brighter patch there.
Maybe a slight impression of a roughly E-W elongation and rather larger than
I first
> suspected.
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