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(IAAC) IC 334 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 25 December 1992, about 00h30 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6,0
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" F/10
Magnification: 145x
Filters used: no
Object: IC 334
Category: galaxy pec
Constellation: CAM
Object data:  p12.3 / 6.0'x5.8'  / PA 43
RA/DE: 03h45.2, +7638' (2000)
Description: you've got to be a stargazer (ie someone "strange" to ordinary
people) to be alone in the cold dark night concentrated on complicated
equipment at midnight on Christmas day... small to medium-sized galaxy,
quite faint, about 3.2' in estimated diameter, quite fuzzy because of soft
edges; stellar nucleus of mag14 sometimes seen turbulence permitting.

I can provide a scanned drawing of IC 334 to anyone who can read the binhex
encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
configurations...



Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme