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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5689 (H-188-1) - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2001/5/16 04:15 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 190 meters)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.0+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 162, 202, and 259x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5689 (H-188-1)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB(s)O/a:
Constellation: Bootes
Data: mag 11.9  size 3.7'x1.0'
Position: RA 14h:35.5m  DEC +48d:45'
Description:
NGC 5689, a Herschel 400 spiral galaxy that resides in northern Bootes, is 
spindle-shaped and is elongated in an east-west direction.  It forms a triangle
with two field stars.  NGC 5689 has a somewhat bright stellar core and was not 
particularly hard to detect despite what the Herschel 400 manual has to say 
about it ("elusive, difficult to see, faint with a slight elongation noted").  
In fact, the NSOG gives it a **** rating.  
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