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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 507 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01/22/04  01:45 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: 72x, 77x, 128x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 507
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Psc
Data: mag 11.2  size 3.1' X 3.1'
Position: RA 01:24  DEC +33:15
Description:
A faint, round, uniform nebulosity.  There is slight, gradual brightening
toward the core.  Located approx. 5' SE of a fairly bright field star.
Found with averted vision at 77x, it did not bear magnification well, fading
into the background at higher power.  Best seen at 72x-77x.
NOTE: Uranometria 2000.0 plots perhaps 2 dozen galaxies within 1.5 degrees
of NGC507.  Sadly, except for NGC507 itself, detection of these objects
proved to be beyond my capability.
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