(IAAC) Obj: M 74 (NOT SEEN) - Inst: 8" f/10 SCT

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-09-22/23, 02:30 UT
Location: Medford, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: urban
Limiting magnitude: 5.3 (zenith), 4.5 (in S)
Seeing: 2 of 10 - very good
Moon up: no
Instrument: 8" f/10 SCT
Magnification: 80x, 170x, 340x, 500x
Filters used: None
Object: M74
Category: Spiral galaxy [SA(s)c I]
Constellation: Psc
Data: mag 9.4 size 11'x10'
RA/DE: 15h37m  +15o47m
No hint of this low-lying Messier galaxy in these conditions.
Perhaps some day, when I have a backyard horizon permitting a
search for this lovely spiral while it's nearer a transit, I
will be able to log it under urban skies. But not this night.