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(IAAC) Obj: NGC2859 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, f/10, fork mount



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: May 4, 2002  11.43pm EDT
Location of site: near Curby, IN  USA (Lat 38, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, f/10, fork mount
Magnification: 100x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC2859
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBO
Constellation: LMi
Data: mag 11.8  size 3.2'x3.1'
Position: RA 9:24' 18.9"  DEC +34:30' 46"
Description:
At 100x (20mm Orion Ultrascopic, 31' true field), NGC2859 appeared small and 
roughly circular.  Shows a fairly bright, non-stellar core with a very faint,
surrounding glow about 1.5' in diameter.  
NGC2859 is on the Herschel 400 list.
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