(IAAC) Obj: NGC407, NGC410 - Inst: 30CM, f:10 SCT, LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11072002/0323ut
Location of site: Clark Creek, NC (Lat 35:35.8, Elev 0'')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 9/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, f:10 SCT, LX200
Magnification: 138X, 203X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC407, NGC410
Category: External galaxy.
Class: --
Constellation: Pcs
Data: mag --  size --
Position: RA --:--  DEC --:--
NGC407; Galaxy; 01:10:36.6, +33:07:29; Class S0/a; 14.3p; Size=2.3' x 0.6'; PA=178 in Pisces
138X - NGC407 appears as a very faint, thin streak. No other detail.
203X - NGC407 only the center of the core is detectable with averted vision and jiggling the scope. Just enough to know it's there. 
NGC410; Galaxy; 01:10:58.4, +33:09:06; Class E+; 12.5B; Size 2.4' x 1.7'; PA=30; in Pisces
138X - NGC410 is easy with direct vision and appears as a round smudge.
203X - NGC410 appears fairly bright with with direct vision. It has a faint round diffuse halo with a suddenly brighter large core with a stellar-like nucleus.
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