Re: (IAAC) Obj: IC 1296 (near m57) - Inst: 25" f/5 Obsession
Mike Wirths and Attilla Danko (via Lew Gramer) wrote:
> Observer: Mike Wirths and Attilla Danko
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation:
> Location of site: Foymount, Ontario (Lat 45 n, Elev 1835')
> Site classification: Rural
> Sky darkness: 7.1 <Limiting magnitude>
> Seeing: 6-7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
> Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
> Instrument: 25"Obsession F/5
> Magnification: 159x
> Filter(s): none
> Object(s): IC 1296, near m57
> Category: External galaxy.
> Class: spiral
> Constellation: lyra
> Data: mag 14.8 size 0.9"x0.5"
> Position: RA 18:53 DEC +33:2
> At our dark (very dark!) site near the village of Foymount which lies
> 164 km nnnwest of Ottawa, Ontario in the Madawaska highlands our observing
> group (Ottawa Amateur Observers Group) met to do some fantastic deep sky
> observing. Using one of our members scopes (Attilla Dankos fine 25"
> Obsession) we decided to try for the faint ic galaxy very near m57 in Lyra.
> The low suface brightness object lies about 4 arcminutes to the NW of m57,
> using the 12th mag star that is just outside the ring as the 12 o-clock
> position the galaxy lies about 4 ring widths to the 5 o-clock position.
> Even using relatively low power and with the bright ring still in the FOV
> the galaxy was seen by several viewers using direct vision!
> Hopefully we will be organizing a major star party at this great site
> for next summer!
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I saw IC 1296 for the first time last month through Kent Blackwell's fine 25"
Dob at the Mason-Dixon Star Party near York, Pennsylvania.
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