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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1055 (M77 group) - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob



Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 1055 (M77 group)
Date & Time of Observation: 11/22/1998 21:20:00
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: SBb:sp II-III
Position: 024144.7+002631
Data: Mag 10.59:11.40; Size 7.59'x2.69' 105 deg
Object Rating: B+
Description:
North of M77, it is hunkered down just south of a 5th & 6th
mag pair of stars, which hides its complex structure. Pretty
large, pretty bright, very much elongated E/W. Gradually
brighter to the middle, with a mottled texture.
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