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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1730 - Inst: 16" f/4.5 Dob



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Observation Poster: Jim Foerch <alrai@ix.netcom.com>
Observer: Jim Foerch
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 10 PM Wed 29 Jan 03 EST
Location of site: James C. Veen Observatory (Lat 43, Elev 750')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" f/4.5 Dob
Magnification: 378
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 1730
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB(r)a
Constellation: Lepus
Data: mag 12.3  size 1.9'
Position: RA 4:59.6  DEC -15:50
Description:
Small, elliptical galaxy. High magnification darkens the background. Use
averted vision to find it, then study with direct.
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