(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1600 - 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: 02/12/05  02:00 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: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 1600
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 11.0  size 2.5' X 1.7'
Position: RA 04:31.5  DEC -05:05
A uniform oval halo, aligned N-S.  It brightens to a fairly bright,
diffuse core.  Visible with direct vision at 77x, it bore magnification
well and was best seen at 257x.  Several fainter galaxies are located
inside of a 257x (15') field centered on NGC1600.  Except for NGC1600
itself, none of the others could be seen.
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