(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6703 - Inst: 12.5" f5 Dob

Observer: Scott Hogsten
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7/28/98 - 11:55
Location of site: Perkins Obs. Delaware Ohio (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" f5 Dob
Magnification: 75x 150x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 6703
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: LYR
Data: mag 11.3  size 1.9'x1.5'
Position: RA 18:47.3  DEC 45:34
Small but bright galaxy, easy to overlook because of surrounding field
stars. This galaxy was at the limits of viewing for the scope and conditions.
This is a summary of several observations throught the evening. This sits in
a line with several brighter field stars and at 75x was easy to mistake for
some unresolved field stars. At 75x no real detail could be seen just a
smudge. Going to 150x began to show some detail and darkened the
background enough to give hints of structure. The galaxy showed a
brighter core with a hint of a dust lane below and a surrounding halo.
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