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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1253 - 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: 01/31/06  02:10 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 1253
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 11.7  size 2.0' X 2.0'
Position: RA 03:14  DEC -02:49
Description:
A faint round, to slightly oval nebulous patch of uniform appearance.  It
shows no detectable brightening toward the core.  A 12th magnitude field
star is located just off the E. edge.  NGC1253A which is plotted just to the
NE of the galaxy, could not be seen.  Visible with averted vision at 77x, it
was best seen at 128x.
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