(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7678 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/06/04  02:55 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: 10.1" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 7678
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 11.8  size 2.3' X 1.8'
Position: RA 23:28.5  DEC +22:25
A faint round, to slightly oval, nebulous patch.  There is no detectable
brightening toward the core.  The galaxy is closely bracketed by 3 10-11
magnitude field stars, 1 on the S. edge and 2 on the N. edge.  The 2 stars
on the N. edge are aligned E-W.  Visible with averted vision at 77x, the
galaxy began to fade into the background at 257x and was best seen at 128x.
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