(IAAC) Obj: NGC 488 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/07/02  02:40 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO (Lat 38N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 136x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 488
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Pisc
Data: mag 10.3  size 5.2' X 4.1'
Position: RA 01:22  DEC +05:15
Round with slight elongation.  Featureless.  Brightens toward core.
Magnifies well.  Best seen at 136x.  Located just S. of a loose chain
of stars aligned NW-SE.
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