(IAAC) Obj: M 77 - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f440mm Widefield

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 59x
Object(s): M 77
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 9.6  size 
Position: RA 02:43  DEC -00:00
M 77 was surprisingly easy visible. Forms a big triangle with Delta Ceti to the
east and two 7 mag stars to the north. M 77 itself forms also a smaller chain with
two 9 mag stars to the northwest. I saw the galaxy with roundish shape and an
increase of brightness to its center. With averted vision the center starlike.
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