(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1358 - 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: 01/31/06  02:40 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 1358
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 12.1  size 2.0' X 1.0'
Position: RA 03:33.5  DEC -05:05
A uniform oval halo elongated N-S.  It shows slight, gradual, diffuse
brightening toward the core.  A close pair of 12th magnitude field stars,
aligned N-S, are just off the E. edge.  Visible with averted vision at 77x,
it was best seen at 128x.  NGC1355, plotted ~5' to the NW of NGC1358, could
not be seen.
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