(IAAC) Obj: NGC 128 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 11/07/05  02:05 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 128
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Psc
Data: mag 11.8  size 2.5' X 1.0'
Position: RA 00:29  DEC +02:52
A uniform elongated oval halo aligned N-S.  It brightens abruptly to a bright,
uniform, diffuse, elongated oval core aligned in the same direction as the
halo.  Visible with direct vision at 77x, it was best seen at 257x.
Uranometria 2000.0 (2nd edition) plots several additional galaxies inside of
a 128x (34') field centered on NGC128.  None except for NGC125, located ~6'
WSW, could be seen.
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