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(IAAC) Obj: NGC355, NGC357 - Inst: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster Dob



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11032002/0135ut
Location of site: Camp Reeves  (MASP) (Lat 35:20.8, Elev 600')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC355, NGC357
Category: External galaxy.
Class: --
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag --  size --
Position: RA --:--  DEC --:--
Description:
NGC 355; Galaxy; 01:03:07.0, -06:19:28; Class SB0 pec; 15.1p; Size 1.3' x 0.4;
PA=58; in Cetus
120X - NGC355 The core of NGC355 appears as a faint, but suddenly bright round
non-stellar spot detected with averted vision but only suspect with direct
vision.
220X does not help. NGC 355 does not respond well to magnification.
NGC357; Galaxy; 01:03:21.9, -06:30:23;,Class SB0/a; 12.0v/SB 12.9p;
Size=2.4'x1.7'; PA= 27 in Cetus
120X,220X - NGC357 appears as a faint oval halo with a suddenly brighter core, a
round non-stellar spot. There appears to be a faint (15+ mag) star in the East
edge of the halo.
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