(IAAC) Obj: M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) - Inst: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.


Observation Poster: Mark Wilson <mwilson@strato.net>

Observer: Mark Wilson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 0500 EST (GMT -5)
Location of site: Southwest Florida USA (Lat 26N)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 3.5" Reflector 700mm bushnell.
Magnification: 10x, 52x
Object(s): M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: AND
Data: mag 4.0  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
M31 was fairly easy to find once I figured which part of the sky to
look for it in.  I could not see it too well, but I could see it! :)
It appeared as a little wisp of cloud with no visible stars in it. I
was also unable to locate M32 or M110, which is located close to M31.
I don't know if my scope just isn't big enough, or there was too much
moonlight to see them.
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