(IAAC) OBJ: NGC3079(galaxy) INST: 14.5" NEWT fl=1580mm
Observer: Todd Gross
Your skill: Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 11/06/00 08:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 4.9 zenith, 4.9 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): Just set
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt
Magnifications: Various from 83-166X Including binoviewer
Filters used: None
Object data: G-SBbSize(s): 7.9x1.4'
Position: 10:02 +55:41
Personal "rating" this aperture: B/B+
Very nice edge-on, fairly even in illumination.
Very thin streak, similar to NGC2683 viewed same
session. I've seen thinner, but this is narrow.
What makes this interesting is a line of 14th mag.
stars that are in a straight line and seem to
intersect the tip of one end of this galaxy, making
for a very accute triangle, or scissor shape between
the galaxy and the almost equally long line of
stars. Best viewed at about 100X, or slightly above.
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