(IAAC) Obj: M33 Pinwheel galaxy - Inst: Orion 6" Dob


Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 7/25/98	2:40 AM	CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M33 Pinwheel galaxy
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very dim galaxy - hard to spot. Once I had located the constellation 
of Triangulum and pretty much zeroed in one the area I was able to
detect a very faint smudge. No detail visible, even at higher power.

note(10/19/98) I thought I had posted this obs log in July, however
I did a search tonight and did not find it. I recall having some
problems posting then, so I am re-posting. WLS
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