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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 2648 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03/15/04  02:50 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/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 2648
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Cnc
Data: mag 11.8  size 3.6' X 1.1'
Position: RA 08:43  DEC +14:17
Description:
An elongated oval halo of uniform appearance, aligned NW-SE.  It brightens
to a bright, nearly stellar core.  Visible with averted vision at 80x.
Best seen at 133x-267x.  The fainter galaxy MCG+2-22-6, located in the same
267x (14') field and shown by the Digital Sky Survey image to be nearly in
contact with NGC2648, could not be identified.
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