(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7619/7626 - Inst: 8" F/6 Newton on alt-az mount

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 11/17/1998  20.55 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, 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, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 7619/7626
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E1 and E2
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 11.1  size 2'.9 x 2'.6
Position: RA 23:20  DEC +08:12
NGC 7619 was not seen at low powers but popped into view at 98X.
Very faint galaxy with a stellar nucleus surrounded by a very faint
outer halo.
I thought I spotted NGC 7626 as an extremely faint smudge of light
a couple of minutes of arc away from NGC 7619. A small galaxy with no
real central brightening.
Although hardly a spectacular sight, at 180 million+ light years still
an impressive find.
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