(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1581 - 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 14:15UT
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 1581
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Dor
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 4:24.7  DEC -54:56
Faint; edge-on spiral?
Also observed Feb 20, 2204, at a similar location: Just west of NGC 1596 [a galaxy observed just before this observation] is a cluster of faint stars. Just on the other side of this group is a faint non-stellar glow that with low power still didn't look star-like. A case of just seeing.
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