(IAAC) Obj: NGC278 - Inst: 30CM/F:10 SCT/LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Andeson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Andeson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01212001-19:40EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM/F:10 SCT/LX200
Magnification: 55X,117X, 138.5X, 203X, 254X, 314X
Filter(s): UHC, O-III
Object(s): NGC278
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sc
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 10.8v  size 2.0' x 2.0'
Position: RA 00:52.8  DEC +56:37
254X - Galaxy appears soft edge, round, showing slight brightning toward the
center. No spiral structure detectable and without evidence of stellar nucleus.
There is a 10.2v star at PA 220* that is part of an interesting serpentine string of star in the W. FOV.
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