(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1357 - 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: 01/14/04  01:25  UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 72x, 77x, 128x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 1357
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 11.7  size 2.5' X 1.8'
Position: RA 03:33  DEC -13:40
Very faint.  An amorphous oval halo of uniform shape and brightness.
There is no detectable brightening toward the core.  There is a field
star of approx. 9th magnitude just off the NE edge.  Located with averted
vision at 72x, it did not bear magnification well, fading into the
background at 128x.  Best seen at 77x.
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