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(IAAC) Obj: NGC1055 - Inst: 8", f/10, fork mount, SCT, Celestar 8



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@home.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/11/2001, 12.08am, EST
Location of site: club dark sie in southern Indiana, USA (Lat 38N, Elev 775 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8", f/10, fork mount, SCT, Celestar 8
Magnification: 101x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC1055
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 11.4(B)  size 5.7'x2.0'
Position: RA 02h:42m  DEC +00d:27m
Description:
At 101x (20mm Orion Ultrascopic, 30.7' true field), this galaxy appeared large
and elongated E/W.  It seemed about 4' long and 1.5' wide in the middle tapering
gradually to each end.  This galaxy's largely featureless glow was just
barely brighter than the sky.  NGC1055 is on the Herschel 400 list.
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