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(IAAC) Correction..OBJECT: NGC 7335 (NOT 7338) INST:16" NEWT



Correction.. viewed NGC7335, NOT NGC7338 as previously 
posted
Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 09/06/97 0520 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 miles west of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.8 (estimated) 4.8 (est) in vicinity of object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):  4
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 16" Newtonian-dob w. 96/99% coatings f/4.59
Magnifications: 98x, 124x, 267x
Filters used: none 
Object: NGC 7335
Constellation: Peg.  
Object data:  Galaxy
Lew Gramer recently suggested that I try to track down some of the 
neighboring galaxies within arc minutes of NGC7331. Indeed I saw
one clearly, just a few arc minutes east of NGC7331, NGC7335...and 
two others fleetingly with averted vision (unconfirmed). 
NGC7335 was much dimmer than NGC7331, listed at magnitude 15. 
I estimated it's PA at 140, but found it listed at PA 150. This is very 
close to the almost N-S NGC7331, which runs at PA170. Therefore, 
the two are almost parallel, but come closer together on the north
side, forming a "V" shape, when looked at as a pair.
NGC7335 seemed to be about 1/2 the length of 7331, 
with a bit less width. It looks like a streak of light, gradually brighter
towards
the center, resembling an edge-on galaxy. Best viewed with
averted vision, but could hold it with direct view. Best magnification
seemed to be 150-250x. In photographs, it looks 
considerably smaller than 7331, but I was fairly light polluted during
this observing session, and I probably wasn't seeing the full extent
of 7331, I have noticed it larger looking in other sessions. This would
explain the size discrepency.
- Todd
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