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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 253 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)



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Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 10/13/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 30x, 110x, 146x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 253
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Scl
Data: mag 7.0  size 27' x 7'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
The Sculpture Galaxy is in a bad part of my sky, being low with light
pollution.
Wow, a big and long haze at 22x!  At 30x, the boundary of haze extend to the
west past the star GSC 6421:2093 and did not reach the star SAO 166586 to the 
east.  The western limb is brighter than the eastern limb.  Best view.  110x
with 8mm Radian still fit the FOV.  See 3-4 foreground stars in the haze at 
146x and is much larger in the FOV but dimmer.
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