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(IAAC) Obj: M31 and M101 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob



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Observer: William L. SChart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9/11/99 11:40 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31d, Elev 600')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M31 and M101
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Was able to locate one of the two companion galaxies tonight. At 32x, visible as 
an almost, but not quite, stellar object, which higher power confirmed. At 120x, 
there was a bright core surrouonded by a faint haze, both being circular in 
shape. However, try as I might, could not locate M32.
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