(IAAC) Obj: NGC 949 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Newtonian on Dobsonian mount

Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate
Date/time of observation: 10/18/1998  02.20 UT
Location of site: Bonnyton house drive, Ayrshire, Scotland
Site classification: rural
Sky darkness: 6.3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" F4.4 Newton on Dobsonian mount
Magnification: X186
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 949
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag 11.9 size 2.8'
Position: RA 02:30.8 DEC +37:08
An elongated oval galaxy, diffusing outwards from the centre with no obvious
nucleus. The brighter central region was elongated more on the following
edge.  The brightness south of the central core was not uniform with some
structure visible. 
Some faint galaxies were visible nearby.
Nick Martin, Bonnyton House, By Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EW ,Scotland, UK.
 Latitude 55 24'56" Longtitude 4 26' 00".
"Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
 Enwrought with golden and silver light,
 The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
 Of night and light and the half-light, ....." 
    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by W.B. Yeats
To UNSUBSCRIBE from the 'netastrocatalog' lists, use the Web form at: