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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 864 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01/04/06  01:05 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7.1 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <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 864
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Cet
Data: mag 11.0  size 3.0' X 3.0'
Position: RA 02:15.5  DEC +06:00
Description:
A large, faint, uniform circular nebulous patch which shows no detectable
brightening toward the core.  An 11th magnitude field star is located on
the SE edge.  Visible with averted vision at 77x, it was best seen at 128x.
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