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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1055 - Inst: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian



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Observer: Patrick Maloney
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 02/Aug/1998 0840UT
Location of site: Palisades-Dows Observatory, Nr Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" Starsplitter Newtonian
Magnification: x218
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 1055
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 10.6  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Decidedly dim for a galaxy of magnitude 10.6. Presumably this is due to the
low surface brightness (13.9). It is essentially a featureless glow, elongated
almost east-west. No structure, no central brightening.
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