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(IAAC) Obj: M31, M32, M110 - Inst: 15x70 binoculars



Observer: Rick Margolies
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 16 Feb 04, 7pm Local
Location of site: Center Ossipee NH USA (Lat 44oN, Elev ?)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5? <Limiting magnitude>
    Transparency: Clear (8/10)
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15x70 Binoculars on Manfrotto 3030 photo-tripod
Magnification: 15x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M31, M32, M110
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SA(s)b I-II, cE2, E5P
Constellation: And
Data: mag 3.4, 8.1, 8.1; size 191x62, 9x6, 22x11
Position: 0042 +4116
Description:
I didn't calculate my limiting magnitude but I'm sure it was
easily 6+, and the CSC light pollution map categorizes the
area as 3 on the Bortle Scale (at least mag 6.5).
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M31, M32, M110:
Great elongation in M31, running about 3.5o in a NNE to SSE
orientaion. M32 easy, looking like a concentrated globular
about 4' diameter. M110 was also visible with direct vision,
with an oval rectangular shape, about 15'x 8'.
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