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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 185 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 newtonian German Eq.



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Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Jan 98
Location of site: Sentinel, Arizona (Lat 33, Elev 1600)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 newtonian  German Eq.
Magnification: 100, 150, 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 185
Category: External galaxy
Class: 
Constellation: CAS
Data: mag 9.2  size 12X10
Position: RA 00:395319  DEC +48568:203720
Description:
In the 11X80 finder this galaxy is just seen with averted vision.  At 100X
in the 13" it is pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 1.5X1 PA 30, gradually
brighter in the middle and somewhat mottled.  Averted vision makes it grow
in size.  Going to 150X shows that the core is also enlongated in the same
PA as the main galaxy.  The core has pretty high surface brightness.
At higher power the mottling seen at low power is not seen, it may be from
6 to 8 stars involved across the face of the galaxy, these faint stars are
noticed at 150X.
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