(IAAC) Obj: NGC495, NGC496, NGC499 - 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: 11072002/0341ut
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): NGC495, NGC496, NGC499
Category: External galaxy.
Class: --
Constellation: Pcs
Data: mag --  size --
Position: RA --:--  DEC --:--
NGC495; Galaxy; 13.9p; Size 1.3' x 0.8'; PA=173; Incl=4; Class SB0/a p;
01:22:56.0, +33:28:17; in Pisces
138X, 203X - NGC495 Appears as avery small, barely detectable diffuse spot with
direct vision. With averted vision it is repeatedly there, but without detail
except for the impression that the center is brighter?
NGC496; Galaxy; 14.1p; Size 1.6' x 0.9'; PA=34; Incl=5; Class Sbc; 
01:23:11.6, +33:31:45; in Pisces
138X - NGC496 appears as a very faint small oval with a stellar-like nucleus.
It is detectable with direct vision after first located with averted vision.
203X - NGC496 appears as a easy bright star surrounded by a faint diffuse oval
core and then a very,very faint oval halo that requires averted vision to get
just a hint. 
NGC499; Galaxy; 12.1v/12.4SB; Size 1.8'x1.2'; PA=75; Incl=2; Class S0;
01:23:11.6, +33:27:36; in Pisces
138X - NGC499 with direct vision appears as a very faint oval halo with gradually brightning  to a easy bright core.
203X - NGC499 appears much the same as with 138X, just larger and a little fainter. The core gradually brightens from a faint diffuse halo to a large bright core without any hint of a stellar nucleus.
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