(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1566 - Inst: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Andrew Wood <bandawood@bigpond.com>
Observer: Andrew Wood
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: Dec 12 1998 14:10UT
Location of site: Wollongong (Lat 34.5S, Elev 400m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 250mm f5.6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 55x
Object(s): NGC 1566
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Dor
Data: mag 9.4  size 7.6
Position: RA 4:20.0  DEC -54:56
Very large, round and bright. Pin-point nucleus. Field star on outer edge. Possibly a face-on spiral.
Subsequently observed this object on:
Jan 7, 2000, at a rural site: Very large with a bright pin-point centre.
Feb 17, 2001, at an exurban location: Large, bright and round. Small, bright nucleus.
Feb 20, 2004, at an exurban location: Very large, bright and round with a small, very bright nucleus.
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