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(IAAC) Obj: NGC5548 - Inst: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob



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Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06242003/0349UT
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: >8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X, 220X,
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5548
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SA0
Constellation: Boo
Data: mag 13.3p  size 1.4' x 1.2'
Position: RA 14:18  DEC +25:08
Description:
120X- NGC5548 appears to have a small round diffuse very faint halo seen with averted vision and a round bold core.
220X- NGC5548 appears much the same as at 120X. Note the triangular asterism
about 7' South. Also suspect CGCG133-24 Just West of 11 mag star S.W. from
NGC5548. With averted vision I think I see and then I don't see a starlike
speck in the right place. It is so suggestive that I must decline the
observation. In any event it is very tiny and very faint
(MegaStar references 15.3 mag, 0.8' x 0.2') 
No other DSO's visible in the FOV.
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