(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC 278, INST: 16" Dob-newt
Observer: Todd Gross
Your skill: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: 08/09/97 0630 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.9 (estimated) 4.9(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 6
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 16" Dob, 96%, 99% coatings
Object: NGC 278
Object data: Galaxy
This is a subsequent observation to one made very recently..
Small, fairly bright and round..similar to NGC 7217 that was
observed on the same night in size, and globular-like appearance.
However, even though there is sudden brightening near the center, it is
clearly NOT as stellar looking as NGC 7217.
BOSTON TV METEOROLOGIST TODD GROSS
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