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(IAAC) Obj: M 77 (NGC 1068) - Inst: 8" F/6 Newton on alt-az mount



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Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 11/17/1998  22.30 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): M 77 (NGC 1068)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb, Seyfert
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 8.8  size 6'.9 x 5'.9
Position: RA 02:43  DEC -00:01
Description:
Easily found about one degree from Delta Ceti.
At 98X an elongated galaxy with a bright center, gradually fading toward
the edges.
At higher powers this is a pretty large elongated galaxy, with the nucleus more
prominent.
The nearby galaxy NGC 1055 was not seen in my 8", probably due to its low
surface brightness.
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