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(IAAC) Obj: M77 (NGC1068) - 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, 12.14am, 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): M77 (NGC1068)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 9.6(B)  size 5.3'x4.5'
Position: RA 02h:41m  DEC -00d:01m
Description:
At 101x (20mm Orion Ultrascopic, 30.7' true field), this galaxy showed a very
bright, extended core area, but non-stellar nucleus.  It appeared slightly oval,
perhaps 4'x3', oriented NE/SW.  A bright, extended haze surrounds the 1' core.
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