(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1587 - 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  03:15 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 1587
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag 11.7  size 2.0' X 1.9'
Position: RA 04:30.5  DEC +00:39.5
A uniform round halo which gradually brightens to a diffuse core.  Visible
with direct vision at 77x, it bore magnification well and was best seen at
128x-257x.  Located just W of, and nearly touching, NGC1588.
NGC1588, mag. 12.9, appeared stellar at 77x.  At 128x the galaxy resembled
a slightly unfocused star.  It bore magnification well but showed no further
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