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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 670 NGC 672 - Inst: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor



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Observation Poster: Steven H. Yaskell <steven.yaskell@wtnord.net>
Observer: Steven H. Yaskell
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 6 Oct 2005: 0025 UT
Location of site: Stockholm, Sweden (Lat 59:33, Elev 61m/200ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5 <Bortle Scale (9 worst)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: Bresser 4.8 inch refractor
Magnification: x40, x80
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 670 NGC 672
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Triangulum
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA c. 1hr:35m  DEC +15:
Description:
Four degrees SE of A Trianguli I come across
 two horseshoe prints. One to SW is semicircular
with four or so stars at x40, one to NE is a
 smudge that resembles a box and is fainter. 
If you study this one harder, it describes a
 small “southern cross”. They both emit a slight
 haze at this power and are about ¼ degree
 distant from each other. 
At x80 the horseshoe becomes 8-10 stars,
 one at the top of the crescent is bright,
 followed by four or so dim stars seen best
 with averted vision to the bright star’s
 E. The  “cross” to the NE is still dim 
and consisting of four stars. Glow is stronger,
 to include an area due S of whole object.
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