(IAAC) Object: NGC3079 (Galaxy) INST: 18" Newt f/4.2 fl 1925mm

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 12/23/98 08:50am GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.8(estimated) zenith 
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 18" Stabilite Newt f/4.2 1925fl
Magnifications: Binoviewer, 128X
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 3079
Constellation: U major
Object data: Edge-on galaxy
Size(s): 7.9x1.4 arc min
Position: RA10:02 DEC55:41N
Magnitude: 10.9
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B/B+
This is a really pretty edge-on galaxy. It is a thin streak of 
moderate length with little detail. However, it runs at a 
45 degree angle to a straight line of three stars (to it's south
I think) and although it doesn't cross the plane of the three 
stars, it makes for a nice group. Easy to see, relatively high 
surface brightness.
Todd Gross
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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