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(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC 185, Inst. 16" Dob-newt



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 08/09/97 0630 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.9 (estimated) 4.9(est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  6
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 16" Dob, 96%, 99% coatings
Magnifications:  97,123,204x
Filters used:
Object: NGC 185
Constellation:  
Object data: Galaxy, part of the M31 group 
Moderately large, somewhat elliptical glow. Hint of dark lanes, but not 
clearly viewed. Looked like it might be a face-on galaxy. Because of it's
size, it was somewhat hard to view in my suburban skies... looked like
it would be an easy target with mag. 6 skies.
- Todd
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