(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1395 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/11/13 04h42 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec, Canada (Lat 45.4542°, Elev 316 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: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 1395
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E3
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 9.6  size 5.6x4.6
Position: RA 03:39  DEC -23:02
In Eridani, form an isosceles triangle with the stars tau5 Eri and tau6 Eri, the galaxy forming the top of this triangle and pointing in the S-W direction. Galaxy of low dimension but presenting a very bright center and a small halo around. Similar to the most brilliant elliptic galaxies in Virgo. Visible with averted vision, the center of the galaxy is really bright and could easily confuse NGC 1395 with a weak star.
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