(IAAC) Obj: NGC 628 / M74 - Inst: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian


Observer: Patrick Maloney
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 02/Aug/1998 0920UT
Location of site: Palisades-Dows Observatory Nr Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian
Magnification: x76
Object(s): NGC 628 / M74
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAc
Constellation: Psc
Data: mag 9.4  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Dim because of low SB (14.4), but readily visible under these good conditions.
Very large and circular. There is an inner area of higher brightness which
increases in brightness to a very bright centre. Otherwise featureless.
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