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(IAAC) Obj: M33 - Inst: Orion 10" DSE F/5.6



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Observation Poster: Brian Carter <nairbretrac@hotmail.com>
Observer: Brian Carter
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 7-24-04
Location of site: Covington GA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 10" DSE F/5.6
Magnification: 56
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M33
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sc
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag 5.7  size 73/45
Position: RA 1:33.9  DEC 30:39
Description:
Very very low surface brightness.  Obvious nucleus.  I stared at it
with all my eyepieces for at least 20 minutes or so.  Oval in shape.
The north/south is the major axis.  I could see dust lanes at tip,
like a curved V (curved to the left).  I drew the lane on my paper and
looked at the image on SEDS.  The dust lane was very clear and near
the HII region.  I did not see the HII region.  Occasionally I would
catch glimpses of other dust lanes to the south.  On a darker night
and better oculars this would be something to stare at for a while.
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