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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2787 - Inst: 16" f4.45, Newt, truss-dob, NSS/ServoCAT



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Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 20, 2003, 11.15pm, EDT
Location of site: south central IN, USA (Lat ++38d 16', Elev 785 ft.)
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: 16" f4.45, Newt, truss-dob, NSS/ServoCAT
Magnification: 145x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2787
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB(r)
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 11.8(B)  size 3.1'x2.0'
Position: RA 9h:19m  DEC +69d:12m
Description:
At 145x (12.5mm Ultima, 21' true field), Gx NGC 2787 was elongated N/S about 
2.5'x1.5'.  A near-stellar core is surrounded by a bright, roundish, 1' 
diameter central area.  The fainter envelope fades rather quickly to the north
and south.  A very faint field star is 1' south of the nucleus.  This Gx is on
the Herschel 400 list.
   I seem to have gotten my directions off - still getting used to the dob.  
According to MegaStar5, NGC 2787 is actually oriented to the NW/SE.  The "very
faint field star" is actually 2' NW of the nucleus and seems to be mag. 14.9.
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