(IAAC) Obj: NGC 253 - Inst: Binoculars 9X63

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/08/22 1h49 EDT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.9 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Binoculars 9X63
Object(s): NGC 253
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SABc
Constellation: Scl
Data: mag 7.2  size 25.4' x 6'
Position: RA 00:48  DEC -25:18
At more 7° S of Diphda. Superb galaxy, one of the most beautiful galaxies trough binos. This galaxy is visible by the edge-on and is very wide, 20' according to my estimate. Dimensions of NGC 253 are attractive and it seems a very lengthened fuzzy spot. No stellar core. Two stars of low brightness very close at SSW and a third at NNE. Lastly, NGC 253 is in an axis E-O.
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