(IAAC) Obj: NGC 185 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 09/20/03  02:15 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 128x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 185
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Cas
Data: mag 9.2  size 11' X 9.8'
Position: RA 00:39  DEC +48:20
A large, faint, round to very slightly oval halo which appears to be quite
uniform.  There is gradual brightening to a fairly bright, distinctly
nonstellar core.  Several faint field stars are scattered across the galaxy
position with the brightest located just off the N. edge of the core.
Located with averted vision at 68x.  It did not magnify well, fading into 
the background at higher powers.  Best seen at 72x with the use of a 2x
Barlow lens.
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