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(IAAC) Obj: NGC1924 - Inst: 30CM f:10 LX200



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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: 02222004/0155ut
Location of site: W. Summerland Key, FL (WSP) (Lat 24.6, Elev 10')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM f:10 LX200
Magnification: 254X
Filter(s): UHC, O-III
Object(s): NGC1924
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB(r)
Constellation: Ori
Data: mag 13.3p  size 1.5' x 1.1'
Position: RA 05:28.02  DEC -05:18.5
Description:
254X-While slowly panning West from M42, I saw a small diffuse spot with direct
vision. Averted vision did not improve it very much, Initially I thought it was
a PNe because of a ring and centeral brightness, however it was completely
extinguished when using the O-III filter and the UHC filter did not make much
difference. 
There appears to be an outer ring, a darker annulus just inside the bright ring
and the a broad diffuse center. A faint cloud seems to extend from the object
toward the N-W. (2 stars at 4-5 O'clock and a trio at 8-9 O'clock were recorded
on the sketch and later confirmed in CDS) This catalog research identified the
object as a SB(r) Galaxy and generally confirms my sketch and notes. It was a
good exploration.
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