(IAAC) Obj: NGC2927 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5


Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Apr 2001
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x 200x 
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC2927
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBb
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 12.9  size 1.9'
Position: RA 09:37  DEC +23:35
Very faint, I was only just able to see it, a comment in my personal
log says; "only just got it, I must clean the mirror!" however two
days later and a very clean mirror made little difference, this galaxy
has a Surface Brightness of 14.7 which goes a long way to explaining
the toughness of it, a quality it shares with many of the "Brighter
(above 13.7, see below)" NGC Galaxies in the "Front end" of Leo.
Incidentaly, my observations are following a set pattern, I have
produced charts of every constellation visible from here except Hydra
and Eridanus and have them showing stars to mag 11 and deep sky
objects to mag 13.7 which is the limit for me! I work my way through
each chart trying to see as many of the DSO's as possible, I also
download images of them in 10x10 GIF format from the ESO DSS site and
compare them with my own observations, also I like to read Steve
Gottlieb's descriptions in the NGC/IC project pages.
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