(IAAC) Obj: NGC 247 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)


Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>

Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10/15/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 30x, 60x, 110x, 146x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 247
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 10.0  size 20' x 7'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Located at 22x but can’t be seen.  Can’t see at 30x.  A very dim, long faint 
haze at 60x.  Very evident when I slew the scope back and forth.  Best view at 
110x, which looks like a comet tail with the star GSC 8549:2326 as the coma.  
Also very evident when slewing back and forth.  Almost fill the FOV with 
the “tail” extending half way between the “coma” and the star GSC 5849:1571.  
Here’s a real puzzle!  I could see the 9.5 magnitude star SAO 166572 “embedded” 
in the galaxy.  Almost outside of the FOV of the 8mm Radian, I could see easily 
see the 10.8 magnitude star GSC 5849:1035.  

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