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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2403 - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1998/12/27 08:18 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 390 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 118x, 202x, 259x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2403
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sc
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Data: mag 8.4  size 18.0'x10.1'
Position: RA 07h:36.9m  DEC +65d:36'
Description:
Among the many deep-sky objects that I observed on this cold and unsteady night 
was the face-on spiral galaxy NGC 2403.  This slightly elongated H400 galaxy is
situated between two fairly bright field stars.  NGC 2403 appeared as a large, 
diffuse, and somewhat oval glow. 
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