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(IAAC) IC 356 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 24 December 1992, about 22h00 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 356 (=Arp 213, UGC 2953)
Category: galaxy Sa/Sb
Constellation: CAM
Object data:  V=10.5; B=11.43; 5.2' x 4.1' in PA90;
RA/DE: 04h07.8m, +6949' (2000); Uranometria 18
Description: medium to large in size, faint and homogeneous galaxy with
ill-defined edges; round and estimated 1.6' in diameter. A mag.9 star is
4'N.

I can provide a scanned drawing of IC 356 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