(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1417 - 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: 02/05/05  02:30 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <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 1417
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 12.1  size 2.8' X 1.9'
Position: RA 03:42  DEC -04:42
A faint, uniform, oval nebulosity, aligned N-S.  There is no detectable
brightening toward the core.  A faint field star is located just off the
SE edge.  Visible with averted vision at 77x, it was best seen at 128x
and began to fade into the background at 257x.  NGC1418 located ~5' E of
NGC1417 could not be seen.
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