(IAAC) Obj: UGC 4305 (Holmberg II) - Inst: 18" f/4.5 Dob

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Lew Gramer <owner-netastrocatalog@atmob.org>
Observer: Greg Crinklaw
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: Early April 2000
Location of site: Cloudcroft, NM, USA (8750 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: excellent transparency
Seeing: poor to fair seeing
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 18" f/4.5 Dob
Magnification: 82x, 165x.
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): UGC 4305 (Holmberg II)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Im IV-V
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 11.10; size 7.9' x 6.3'
Position: 08:19:06 +70:42:51
Holmberg II (again): Low surface brightness galaxy in UMa.
I bagged this one on my second try. This night it was almost obvious
at 82x. Best at 165x, it appeared as a ghostly haze just to the west
of a tiny triangle of 11-13th magnitude stars. The apparent portion
was football-shaped. I was able to detect a brighter region, perhaps
30% the size of the visible portion, near the three stars.
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