(IAAC) Obj: NGC 846 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/05/04  03:05 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 846
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: And
Data: mag 12.1  size 2.3' X 2.1'
Position: RA 02:12  DEC +44:34
A very faint oval nebulosity, elongated NW-SE.  Of uniform appearance,
there is no detectable brightening toward the core.  Located in a fairly
busy star field.  Visible with averted vision at 80x, it began to fade
into the background at 267x and was best seen at 133x.
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