(IAAC) Obj: M33 (NGC 598) - Inst: 8" F/6 Newton on Alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10/18/1998  23.00 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Newton on Alt-az mount
Magnification: 49X, 98X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M33 (NGC 598)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sc
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag 5.7  size 62' x 39'
Position: RA 01:34  DEC +30:39
Difficult to find and large Galaxy in the Local Group.
Only a faint smudge of light (The nucleus) was seen with no trace of the
spiral structure.
Increasing the power made M33 less visible due to the low surface brighness.
Not a good object from my site with the 8".
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