(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2985 - 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 21, 2003, 1:15am 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 2985
Category: External galaxy.
Class: (R')SA(rs)ab
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 11.2 (B)  size 4.5'x3.5'
Position: RA 09:50  DEC +72:17
At 145x (12.5mm Ultima, 21' true field) NGC 2985 is realtively small at 2' and
circular in shape.  A bright, non-stellar core, perhaps 0.5' in size, fades
rather quickly but evenly to the outer edge.  A star, similar in brightness to 
the galaxy, lies about 2' to the east.
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