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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 890 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Newtonian on Dobsonian mount



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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 890
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Spiral
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag 12  size 2.9
Position: RA 02:22  DEC +33:16
Description:
A nice galaxy with a bright core. The core is distinct and diffuse outward
into the very elongated and diffuse main body of the galaxy. there was no
obvious structure apart from a doubtful suggestion of some dark lanes
paraleel to the axis. The DSS photograph, viewd long after, does not show
any dark lanes but seems to show at least some shading near the core.
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
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