(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7814 - Inst: 25" Obsession

Observer: Michael Wirths
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Aug 13/98 11:30-12:30est
Location of site: Perth Ontario Canada (Lat 45 n, Elev 500'?)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 25" Obsession
Magnification: 118,353x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7814
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sa2
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 10.6  size 6.0x3.0
Position: RA 00:01  DEC 15:51
Pictures of this edge on spiral show a squatter version of 4565 with a denser 
nucleus and shorter arms and fine pencil thin dust lanes extending up to the 
center. When I viewed the galaxy it was only about 30 deg above the horizon so
I'm sure extinction cut down on what I could see. At low power a fairly bright
but featureless elongated oval was seen, but at high power the dust lane was
seen extending through the galaxy along with very short arms during moments of 
better seeing. I'll have to try again for this galaxy later in the fall when its
better placed for viewing, maybe by that time I'll have the 19mm Panoptic I'm
looking for since I don't have a medium power eyepiece. I suspect that a mid-range
magnification would have given the best view.
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