(IAAC) Obj: M74 - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newtonian


Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998 September 21/22 23:50UT
Location of site: Weardale, UK. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: I / II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newtonian
Magnification: x44
Object(s): M74
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Pis
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
It was easy to find where M74 should be, but a little harder actually
noticing it in the eyepiece.  I suggest using low-to-moderate power to
find it: I used x44.  It appears as a faint glow amoungst faint field
stars, and there MIGHT have been an elongation N-S, but I'm not sure.
A challenge, but very rewarding.
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