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

You are right there Steve, but it was worth a look and a mention because of the S&T article, strange thing with photo's and galaxies, the galaxy in this instance has a nucleus that appears about the same brightness as a nearby star maybe a little fainter, so the tendancy is to think that it may just be visible, I wonder if the fact that the nucleus is so much brighter than the star though further away causes this effect on film. I have in the past managed to nail some pretty faint Galaxies, but I think that so far the faintest has been mag 14.7 with a SB of 15, I dont have a SB for  IC1296 but I would imagine it to be over 15 which does really put it out of my grasp with an 8 inch!! 
Regards, Kim Gowney.
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From: Steve Robinson (via Lew Gramer)
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - Discussion
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:20 AM
Subject: 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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