(IAAC) Obj: NGC 936 - Inst: 8" F/6 Newtonian on alt-az mount


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12/17/1998  21.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Newtonian on alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 936
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBa
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 10.1  size 5'.2 x 4'.4
Position: RA 02:27  DEC -010:09'
Very faint galaxy, not seen at 49X and just barely at 98X.
Easier at 203X as a faint speck of light, not quite round and without a
real brightning towards the middle.

The nearby but much fainter galaxies NGC 941 and NGC 955 were not seen 
in the 8".

There is a sketch on this object at my homepage.(URL mentioned above)
Optional related URLs: home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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