(IAAC) Obj: NGC6814 - Inst: 30CM, f:10 SCT LX200

Observation Poster: James Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 0910200/0145ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43.2, Elev 81:29.3)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, f:10 SCT LX200
Magnification: 138X, 254X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC6814
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAB
Constellation: Aql
Data: mag 12.1p  size 3.0' x 2.7'
Position: RA 19:42.6  DEC -10:19.4
138X - NGC6814 appears as a hazy round area with a small moderately bright
core, but no stellar nucleus.
254X - NGC6814 with direct vision appears round with three nearly evenly space
spiral arms around the periphery. The core is small, round, moderately brighter
than the halo. There is a 10.5 mag star in the south east at 9.0', PA=289* at
the edge of the FOV. and a 13.4 mag star at 2.3', PA=141*. With averted vision
there appears to be an annular ring around the core, then the spiral structure.
This ring feature is very subtile and uncertain.
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