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(IAAC) Obj: M31, M32, M110 - Inst: 6", f/6.7, EQ4, home made Newtonian



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Observation Poster: Wouter van Reeven <wouter@van.reeven.nl>
Observer: Wouter van Reeven
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 7 September 2004, around midnight
Location of site: Aarlanderveen, Netherlands (Lat 52.1330, Elev 0)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6", f/6.7, EQ4, home made Newtonian
Magnification: 25x, 50x, 105x, 210x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M31, M32, M110
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: And
Data: mag 3.4  size 190'x60'
Position: RA 00:41  DEC +40:44
Description:
At 25x all three could be seen in 140' fov. M31 was almost as wide as fov. M110 was hardest to see of all three.
M31 had a bright central region with fainter outer regions slowly fainting into oblivion :) No trace of NGC 206 (a bright emission nebula in the galaxy) or dustlanes seen.
M32 was very prominent. Next to a star that is almost equally bright as M32, the difference was very obvious. M32 clearly was a fuzzy ball.
M110 was faintly visible in between some faint stars. Much more extended than M32 but also much fainter.
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