(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2976 - Inst: 16" Newtonian, f/4.45, truss-dob

Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 20, 2003, 11:55pm EDT
Location of site: south central IN, USA (Lat 38d 16m, Elev 785 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" Newtonian, f/4.45, truss-dob
Magnification: 145x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 2976
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAc pec
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 10.8 (B)  size 5.9'x2.6'
Position: RA 09:47  DEC +67:55
At 145x (12.5mm Ultima, 21' true field) the galaxy NGC 2976 appeared large and
diffuse with an estimated size of 5'x2.5' oriented NNW/SSE.  Brightness is even
across nearly the entire surface.  A faint star is 1.5' west of center, while 
an extremely faint stars lies just 0.5' off the north edge of the galaxy.
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