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(IAAC) Obj: A1314 (IC708 or Papillon eg, IC712, IC709) - 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: 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, 425x
Filter(s): None.
Object(s): A1314 (IC708 or Papillon eg, IC712, IC709)
Category: Cluster of galaxies. External galaxies.
Class: Class 0, E, ?, ?
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 13.9 (14p, 14.7p, 15p); size ? (1.4x0.9, 1.1x0.7, 0.1x0.1)
Position: 11:34:48 +49:03
Description:
Papillon Galaxy (IC 708): 14th magnitude elliptical galaxy in UMa.
I put this on my list because it has a name. I'm not sure why it has a
name; I'll have to look into it. This galaxy is in the Abell Galaxy
Cluster 1314 and there were several other members in the vicinity.
Most notably, IC 712, a small 1.4' x 0.9', 14th magnitude, face-on
spiral, which was obvious at 165x. Closer to my target is IC 709,
listed as a 15th magnitude compact galaxy with a mean surface
brightness similar to Holmberg II. It was easier to see than Holmberg
II because it has a bright, stellar core. IC 709 lies between two
faint stars. Finally, the Papillon galaxy appeared as a small, round
hazy spot, with a bright core that extends about 15% to the visible
edge. In reality, it was the faintest of the three galaxies.
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