(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC 1023 INST: 16" Dob-newt

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 08/31/97 0755 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.1 (estimated) 5.1(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  6
Moon up (phase?): Yes, crescent
Instrument: 16" Dob, 96%, 99% coatings, Televue binoviewer
Magnifications:  232
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 1023
Object data: Spiral Galaxy
Bright and easy in suburban skies due to it's small length of under 4 arc
minutes. Very elongated with 
two stars of approximately 13th magnitude superimposed on either (long)
side. Bright, almost bar-like core, with a nearly stellar nucleus. 
- Todd
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