(IAAC) Obj: M31 - Inst: Jason 60mm refractor, altaz tripod

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 8/3/97 10:30 p.m. CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31o 5m, Elev 91o 47')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Jason 60mm refractor, altaz tripod
Magnification: 40x, 64x, 2x barlow
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M31
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
My first galaxy. It took several days of sweeping and referring to
star charts to find this. Appears as a faint, hazy patch estimated
about 8'-10' long. No details apparent. Very exciting to see something
this far away and this far back in time! One of the things that makes
astronomy so interesting to me.
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