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(IAAC) Obj: M 74 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield



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Observation Poster: Martin Baur <arnolddlebay@compuserve.de>
Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/14/2001 23:40 to 00:50 CET
Location of site: clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany  (Lat +51, Elev 820 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: I <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield
Magnification: 21x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M 74
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Psc
Data: mag 10.0  size 
Position: RA 01:36  DEC +15:47
Description:
Very good sky this night. Seeing was excellent. It was the first time I splitted
27 from 28 Tauri in Pleiades with naked eye (needed averted).
I saw M 74 as a faint patch south of a triangle of 10 mag stars. The galaxy
was clearly visible with averted vision. No further details seen. 
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