(IAAC) Obj: NGC129 - Inst: 30CM SCT/F10/LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12222000-21:35EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7-8/10 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3-4/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM SCT/F10/LX200
Magnification: 55X, 117X, 138.5X, 203X, 254X, 314X
Filter(s): UHC, O-III
Object(s): NGC129
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Scl
Data: mag 8.1v  size 30' X 6.3'
Position: RA 00:14.9  DEC -39:11
NGC55 is low in the sky, less than 17* altitude at this time.
55X - A faint glowing streak oriented near E-W.
117X - Core is bright, but non stellar. There is a hint of dark lane in the
Western ansi and tyhe lane extends about 1/3 across the western side of the
core. The Eastern ansi is very abreviated, probably overwhelmed by a bright
star just south of the galaxy
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