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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1507 - 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  03:00 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: 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 1507
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Eri
Data: mag 12.3  size 3.0' X 1.0'
Position: RA 04:04.5  DEC -02:11
Description:
A faint, uniform oval halo, elongated N-S.  It shows no detectable brightening
toward the core.  A 13th magnitude field star is located just off the W. edge.
The galaxy is located in the center of a large (30') "Y" shaped asterism of
10th and 11th magnitude field stars which is aligned NW-SE, the open end of
the "Y" lying to the NW.  Steadily visible with averted vision at 128x, it was
best seen at 128x-257x.
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