(IAAC) Obj: NGC 278 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob

Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11-11-99,  7:53 UT (1:53 am CST)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: lowest power 125x
Filter(s): OIII, H-beta, Orion Ultrablock
Object(s): NGC 278
Category: External galaxy.
Class: S
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Data: mag 11.5(B)  size 2.2 x 2.2
Position: RA 00:52m 4.6s  DEC +47:33'
This little galaxy is very bright and withstands magnification very well.  The
best view came at 821x.  The galaxy was brighter in the middle and was
non-stellar.  A small condensation was seen near the bottom edge.  A prominent
dust lane was apparent on the left side.  Some possible mottling was seen on
the right side, but nothing definite.  A drawing can be seen at
Optional related URLs: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/twyford/637/drawings.htm
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