(IAAC) Obj: M33 - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newtonian

Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998 September 21/22 23:30UT
Location of site: Weardale, UK. (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: I / II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newtonian
Magnification: x22
Object(s): M33
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
In the past, I've always found M33 impossible to find in even a mildly
light polluted sky.  Out here in Weardale though it was relatively
easy.  The large size depicted on star maps is often misleading, for
it is this size which often makes it disappointing in a small scope at
most powers.  Even at x22 it nearly fills the field, but I was unable
to make out the spiral arms for which it is famous.  Perhaps more
suited to observation through a Big Dob.
Optional related URLs: 
** This observing log automatically submitted via the Web from: