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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6217 (Arp 185, HI-280) - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/7/13 05:47 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 190 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 118, 202, 259x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 6217 (Arp 185, HI-280)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: (R)SB(rs)
Constellation: Ursa Minor
Data: mag 11.9 (11.5 AL)  size 3.1' (1.8'x1.2' AL)
Position: RA 16h:32.6m  DEC +78d:12'
Description:
This spiral galaxy was somewhat of a surprise since it was far larger
and brighter that what I had expected to see judging from the
information in the AL Herschel 400 manual. NGC 6217 (Arp 185, HI-280)
(Arp 185) appeared as a wispy, oblong shape with a bright nuclear
condensation and was far from "elusive". The best view was at 202x.
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