(IAAC) Obj: M31 - Instrument: Sears 7x50 Binoculars

Name of observer: Donald Munson
Observing skills then: Beginner
Date/time of observation: 1998/09/09 02:45:00
Site type: Suburban
Location: Waldorf, MD
Limiting magnitude: 4.0
Sky transparancy: 4/9
Seeing: 4/9
Moon presence:  18.371 degrees altitude,  90.1 % illuminated
Instrument: 7x50 Binoculars & 4.5" Reflector
Power(s) used: 7x 54x 76x
Filter(s) used: None
Object: M31/N224
Object category: Galaxy
Object class: SA(s)b I-II
Constellation: And
Object data: mag 3.44:4.36  size 190.55x61.66 350
Position: 004244.4+411608
Star hopped from the Great Square of Peg to alpha And to mu And and
then to nu And. M31 was a gray mist there just off nu And at 7x.  Used
the 4.5" to get closer and at 54x was a gray mist brighter in the
middle.  At 76x there was no noticible increase in visibiity or
Donald Munson
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