(IAAC) Obj: M 74 (NGC 628) - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob

Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: M 74 (NGC 628)
Date & Time of Observation: 11/22/1998 21:00:00
Location: Oak Shade Observatory, Rixeyville VA USA (Lat 39N)
Sky Transparency: Very Clear
Seeing: Somewhat Stable
Instrument: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob
Object type: External galaxy.
Class: SA(s)c I
Position: 013642.1+154711
Data: Mag 9.39:9.95; Size 10.47'x9.55' 25 deg
Object Rating: A
Very large, considerably bright, round. Rapidly brightens to
the middle. A wide, bright nuclear region is surrounded by
an extensive faint outer haze. There's no hint of a spiral
tonight, but there are several embedded faint stars.
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