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(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC278 INST: 16" Dob-Newt



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 07/30/97 0800 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.0 (estimated) 5.0(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  4
Moon up (phase?): Yes, crescent
Instrument: 16" Dob, 96%, 99% coatings, Televue binoviewer
Magnifications:  233
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 278
Constellation: Cass.
Object data: Round Galaxy
Immediately stood out as a small, bright object, suddenly bright towards the
center.
Seemed very similar to an unresolved globular cluster. It's brightest part
of the core was perhaps slightly off
center.
- Todd
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