(IAAC) Obj: IC 1296 - Inst: 30" f/4.5 Newtonian with Dobsonian mount

Observation Poster: Dave Mitsky <djm28@psu.edu>
Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2003/8/28 ~6:10 UT
Location of site: Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA (Lat 41.6d N, 77.8d W, Elev ~800m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30" f/4.5 Newtonian with Dobsonian mount
Magnification: 244x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): IC 1296
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Lyra
Data: mag 15.0  size 1.3'
Position: RA 18:53.3  DEC +33:04
IC 1296 is approximately 4' NW of M57. This 1.3' sized spiral galaxy was quite
faint even with 30 inches of aperture. I was unable to see it the next night 
using a 14.5" f/4.3 Starmaster. IC 1296 lies within a diamond of field stars
and is displayed rather nicely at http://www.highenergyastro.com/m57.html and 
Optional related URLs: http://www.highenergyastro.com/m57.html
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