(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2207 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@cox.net>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 02/02/02 8:30pm PST
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6, but with good transparency <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 30x, 73x, 110x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2207
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CMa
Data: mag 11.6  size 3.5' x 2.0'
Position: RA :  DEC :
This is supposed to be one of the colliding galaxies.
Nowhere to be seen at 22x or 30x.  Caught a glimpse with my new 12mm Radian at 
73x, the Galaxy Grabber, looking like a dim patch at the edge of detection.  
It’s elongated and seemed to be pointing to a group of stars that forms a 
pyramid shape: SAO 171460, SAO 171464, GSC 5945:2084, SAO 171475, SAO 171475.  
At 110x, the galaxy is definitely a dim patch, especially with averted vision, 
elongated and seem to be pointing at the star GSC 5946:1784 instead the 
pyramid.  Overall, extremely dim at the edge of detection.  I couldn’t detect 
any “collision” of the galaxies.   Later, after some research, I realized why I 
couldn’t see IC 2163 (see photo via link); it was probably part of the NGC 2207 
blob through the Light Cup.  
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