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(IAAC) Obj: 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: 11032002/0143ut
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: 220X, 440X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC357
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB0/a
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 12.0v  size 2.4' x 1.7'
Position: RA 01:03.3  DEC -06:20.3
Description:
220X - NGC357 appears as faint oval easy with direct vision with a suddenly
brighter core. There appears to be a faint (15+ mag) star at the East edge of
the halo.
440X - NGC357 The halo appears very faint requiring averted vision and jiggling
the scope to be detected. The core is easy, suddenly bright round with faint
anse oriented at about normal to the major axis of the halo. A star 15-16 mag
appears just at the edge of the almost lost halo to the E-N-E at near 75* PA.
Note: NGC355 looks star-like, but just a little fuzzy.
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