Re: (IAAC) Obj: IC 1296 - Inst: 200mm Newt F5

This object would be pretty hard to find.  It is a galaxy of 15th magnitude,
and not being a point source, is dimmer than a 15th magnitude star.
Steve Robinson
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Sent:	Monday, August 27, 2001 4:24 PM
To:	Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog
Subject:	(IAAC) Obj: IC 1296 - Inst: 200mm Newt F5
Observation Poster: Kim Gowney <kapeji@btinternet.com>
Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 26/8/2001 23:20 UT
Location of site: Backyard (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 200mm Newt F5
Magnification: 100x 200x 400x
Object(s): IC 1296
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBbc
Constellation: Lyr
Data: mag 15.3  size 1.1 x 0.8
Position: RA 18:53  DEC +33:04
This is a Negative report, bit strange of course, but this object is of special
interest as it appears in this Months Sky and Telescope in an article about
pushing your scope to the limits, basically it's a chart of the area around M57
with stars to mag 19 listed, and IC 1296 is right there with them! So seeing
this I just had to have a go for it, I tried for nearly 45 minutes but without
success, I guess a better sky might have shown a tiny something, I saw stars
down to 14.1 but this little beaut eluded me! Pity because it does look very
nice in the photo.
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