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Old 09-12-2010, 10:39 AM
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Mudgee Observing report 4th-8th November 2010 -- NGCLes

Hi All,

It's been quite a while since I posted any observing notes but as we all know, the cloud has almost been ceaseless for months. The only other opportunity for some dark sky was back in September when I grabbed a couple of hours at Bargo to make fresh observations of a number of objects for a Deep Sky Delights article for October next year -- so I had to embargo those.

But a trip to Mudgee had been in the planning for 7 months in November and we'd hoped to get a bit of a break over the other side of the ranges. I've never seen Mudgee so green in the 13-odd years I've been observing there. It was like lush English coutryside. All the rivers and creeks are flowing strongly and the dams are full with the patterson's curse in full-bloom painting the fields purple here and there. Really beautiful.

As it turned out, on night one (4th) I got about 45 mins just a twilight was deepening and then the clouds rolled in and rain overenight.

On night two (5th) was thick cloud all night.

The one and only good, clear night was night three (6th) that apart from the odd wispy-job was really quite good and very dark. I made recorded observations from 10pm till about 2.30am. The SQM-L reading at 1am was 21.85 (ZLM= 6.55) and the "worst" reading for the night earlier on was 21.79 (ZLM = 6.52).

Night four (7th) was cloudy until just after midnight but I didn't set-up till almost 1am fearing it was a sucker-hole. The sky did look quite good but I nearly suffered apoplexy when the first reading with the SQM-L produced a 21.93 (ZLM= 6.59)! Readings in the 21.9-22.1 bracket indicate a basically flawless "professional observatory-grade" sky. All night there had been flashes of very distant lightning to the northwest and north. We then observed until about 4am when false dawn broke, though I only recorded observations until 2.45am and then had a bit of a tour around. The worst reading on the SQM-L that morning was 21.85. Though I didn't recod them, I finished the night by tracking down all of the Fornax Dwarf Globular Clusters (6). While the brightest is NGC 1049, the others aren't a great deal worse. I'd seen four of them before with 25cm under a proper dark sky but this was the first time I'd seen all six.

Anyway, here are the other observations over the 7-odd hours of observing that were recorded over the two nights. They are all galaxies in Eridanus with the exception of Comet 103/P (Hartley).

x185 27' TF, x247 20'.

NGC 745 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 01h 54m 07.8s Dec: -56 41' 37"
Mag: 12.6 (V) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.7'
Class: S0+: pec P.A.: 43 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5953

MAC 0154-5641 Galaxy (PGC 95386??)*
RA: 01h 54m 11.3s Dec: -56 41' 07"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.3'x0.2' Class: Source: Mitchell

NGC 754 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 54m 21.0s Dec: -56 45' 39"
Mag: 15.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: E0 pec:
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

Of this pair, -45 is easily the brighter and it appears at the W of a short 5' long line of mags 10 & 11 *s that also has some fainter *s in it. There is a mag 15 * just off the edge of the halo on the E side. Slightly elong in PA 45, pretty small
, 1.25' x 45" grows slightly to centre where there is a small, similarly elong slightly brighter core zone. There is a small attached faint spot off the NE side that is PGC 95386? or MAC 0154-5641 or low but not unreasonable SB and only 15" diameter.

-54 is SSE by 5' and is a much smaller and round faint eg with quite LSB growing broadly and slightly to the centre but without any noticeable core or nucleus.



x185 27' TF, x247 20'.

NGC 795 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 59m 49.4s Dec: -55 49' 27"
Mag: 14.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.7' Class: S0-:
P.A.: 141 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a quite compact and lowish SB eg that forms an almost RA tri with 12.5 and 13th mags *s to its NNW and ENE close by not far outside the halo. Quite compact and weakly elong in about PA 135, 40" x 30" growing broadly and mod to centre from indefinite edges to a small, < 10" diameter slightly brighter core region. There is a very faint mag 15.5 * not far outside the halo to the W.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 852 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 08m 55.7s Dec: -56 44' 13"
Mag: 14.1 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x1.0' Class: SB(rs)bc:
P.A.: 56 Inclination: --- R.V.: +6409 Source: RC3 *

This eg appears imm S of a faint star that is the S most one in a tiny tri of mags 14.5, 15 and 15.5 *s -- the latter is just on the edge of the halo. The g itself is probably nearly 1' diameter, round, diaphanous, low S halo brightening weakly to centre without any apparent core, zones or nucleus.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 939 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 26m 21.3s Dec: -44 26' 45"
Mag: 14.0 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.9' Class: E+:
P.A.: 110 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5220 Source: RC3 *

This eg appears pretty much due S of a mag 10 * by about 6'. Mod faint, quite small, 50" diameter looking like a distant elliptical type eg, off round in PA 90, 50" x 40" growing evenly and slightly at first and then near centre moderately to an occasionally visible faint stellaring in the centre. No other *s associated.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 954 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 28m 51.7s Dec: -41 24' 07"
Mag: 13.5 (B) S.B.: 13.5 B-V: +0.67 Size: 1.6'x0.8' Class: SB(rs)c:
P.A.: 19 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5353 Source: RC3 *

This eg appears to the S of a large, long S tri of mags 9 & 10 *s. Seems elong in PA 0 and mod LSB, maybe 1.5' x 50" in about PA 0, fairly consistent mod LSB growing weakly to centre without zones or apparent core or nucleus.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 979 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 31m 38.8s Dec: -44 31' 27"
Mag: 13.8 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.9' Class: (R)SB(r)0^
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

ESO 246-22 PGC 9578 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 31m 00.1s Dec: -44 25' 34"
Mag: 14.8 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.5' Class: SBc
P.A.: 135 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5127 Source: RC3 *

979 is fairly faint but not that hard to see. Small, round pretty non-descript eg between two stars of mags 11 & 12.5 that are aligned roughly W-E. Round, 40-50" diameter, mod LSB growing broadly and mod to centre. Small <10" moderately brighter pip but no real nucleus as such. 10' NW is ESO 246-22.

ESO 246-22 is in PA 135 and has a mag 10.5 mag * to the SW by 1.5'. Small and mod elong 40" x 20 oval-shape, very, very LSB and weakly brighter in the centre with no real core or nucleus visible.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 1812 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 29m 31.7s Dec: -42 48' 43"
Mag: 13.2 (B) S.B.: 13.2 B-V: +1.01 Size: 2.0'x1.6' Class: E+:
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: +5169 Source: RC3 *

IC 1810 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 29m 26.6s Dec: -43 04' 35"
Mag: 14.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.9' Class: (R)SAB(rs)ab
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: +5424 Source: RC3 *

ESO 246-21 PGC 9544 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 30m 28.1s Dec: -43 01' 39"
Mag: 13.5 (B) S.B.: 13.9 B-V: +0.81 Size: 2.2'x1.3' Class: (R')SB(r)b
P.A.: 138 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5451 Source: RC3 *

ESO 246-15 PGC 9433 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 28m 46.8s Dec: -43 04' 28"
Mag: 14.6 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.4' Class: (R)SA(s)ab:
P.A.: 150 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5046 Source: RC3 *

ESO 246-16 PGC 9472 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 29m 23.1s Dec: -42 59' 09"
Mag: 15.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.4' Class: S0^: sp
P.A.: 88 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5153 Source: RC3 *

ESO 246-20 PGC 9504 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 29m 49.6s Dec: -42 57' 43"
Mag: 15.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.3' Class: S0^: sp
P.A.: 71 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

MCG -7-6-11 PGC 9532 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 30m 14.5s Dec: -42 55' 31"
Mag: 17.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.4'x0.4' Class: S
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

ESO 246-13 PGC 9407 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 28m 20.2s Dec: -42 45' 49"
Mag: 14.0 (B) S.B.: 14.8 B-V: +0.95 Size: 0.6'x0.5' Class: E?
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

The brightest in this group, IC 1812 marks the N point of an Eq tri made with the line of -15, IC -10 and -21 at the south. This triangle barely fits in the 12mm field. Inside the tri is ESO 246-16, -20 and MCG -7-6-11 that form a W-E line parallel to the bottom line mentioned. ESO -13 is one field NW from the centre of this group.

The brightest is IC1812. ESO 246-21 at the E end of the bottom line of the tri is the brightest of the non-NGC objects and probably 2nd brightest of the group. -21 is just W of a mag 12.5 * and is a reasonably sizable eg -- in PA 0, maybe 1.75' x 1.5' looks like a spiral growing broadly and slightly to centre where there is a small mod brighter zone at centre. The mag 12 * is just on the edge of the halo and there is a mag 15.5 * just on the halo to the S.

IC 1810 is in the centre of the line of 3 at bottom. Round, has slightly higher overall SB than --21 but a little more compact. Around 1' diameter or just over, round growing broadly and slightly to centre without zones but has a hint of a faint stellaring at centre. ESO 246-15 at the W end of the line and is slightly elong in PA 150, 40" x 20" and softer looking than the other major members. Seems to have a compact, 5" dia slightly brighter spot at centre.

IC 1812 at the N tip of the tri is about 1.5' diameter and seems round, grows from indefinite edge slightly to centre where there is a 20" diameter slightly brighter zone containing a very faint *ar nucleus.

In the centre of the tri is a mag 12.5 * and just below it running E-W is the other line. ESO 246-16 & -20 are very small and faint. Both look generally quite similar, 30" x 10" brightening slightly to centre. The former is in PA 90 and the other in PA 60. These two almost point at the third member MCG -7-6-11 that is by a distance the faintest of the group. Only intermittently visible nr threshold at x247 as a tiny spot of gossamer about 15" diameter.

ESO 246-13 stands apart from the group to the NW by one field and is a small spot of haze about 30" diameter, round rising slightly to centre. Not hard to see but mod faint.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1105 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 52m 17.9s Dec: -15 42' 36"
Mag: 15.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.5' Class: S0/a
P.A.: 102 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC

This eg is at the vertex of a short broad I tri made with mags 12 & 13 *s to the E and S. No worse than mod faint, lowish SB probably a bit under 1' diameter growing broadly and slightly to the centre where there is a small, slightly brighter zone.

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x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1108 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 48m 38.5s Dec: -07 57' 05"
Mag: 15.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.5' Class: E/S0
P.A.: 79 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1110 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 49m 09.3s Dec: -07 50' 26"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 2.8'x0.5' Class: SB(s)m: sp
P.A.: 18 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1332 Source: RC3 8

MCG -1-8-11 PGC 10694 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 49m 18.2s Dec: -08 10' 30"
Mag: 15.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.6' Class: Sbc
P.A.: 65 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-08 was immediately visible though it does have quite low SB. Small, 30-40" diameter, no *s associated, round growing broadly and slightly to centre with a hint of a small, slightly brighter zone at centre. --10 is to the NE by 10'.

-10 an extremely LSB wisp of gossamer in about PA 0, 2.25' x 10", though it is difficult to gauge the width of the minor axis because it is so diffuse and gossamery and ill-defined at the flanks. Grows hardly at all to centre with no evidence of zones, core or nucleus. There is a mag 15 * on axis in the N-side of the halo, 1' from centre

MCG -1-8-11 is 5' SE of -08 and is a similar-looking object to -08, perhaps a little better in SB but about the same size and has a similar appearance. Has a mag 13 * a little to the N off the halo.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1103 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 48m 05.6s Dec: -13 57' 36"
Mag: 13.6 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: +0.73 Size: 2.1'x0.5' Class: SB(s)b:
P.A.: 40 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4154 Source: RC3 *

IC 1853 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 48m 04.2s Dec: -13 59' 38"
Mag: 14.2 (V) S.B.: --- B-V: +0.57 Size: 1.4'x0.3' Class: SB(rs)b?
P.A.: 96 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4172 Source: RC3 *

The NGC eg is the brightest of this pair and it is a little elong in about PA 45 and has a mag 13.5 * superimposed almost on axis, but a fraction south. 1.75' x 20" in that PA and the star is a nuisance in gauging detail. Say it brightens broadly and slightly to centre. Reasonable though low SB. IC 1853 is 2' due S. Somewhat fainter, round, 30-40" diameter and brightens weakly to centre but has no core or nucleus.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1133 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 52m 42.2sDec: -08 48' 16"
Mag: 14.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.6' Class: Sa
P.A.: 140 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

Rather a barren field, this eg is found just a little offset from a line between two mag 14.6 *s 6-7' apart aligned NW-SE. Little to be seen here, non-descript round haze 40-50" diameter with no zones core or nucleus apparent it brightens slightly to centre. Fairly low SB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1139 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 52m 46.7s Dec: -14 31' 42"
Mag: 14.1 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.7' Class: SB(r)0/a pec:
P.A.: 36 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

MCG -3-8-37 PGC 10879 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 02h 52m 22.3s Dec: -14 33' 17"
Mag: 14.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.7' Class: SB?
P.A.: 103 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

These are both really quite faint eg's that seem worse than the magnitudes indicate. If anything the MCG eg is slightly the brighter, though they are really quite similar and sep by only about 5' E-W. Both very small, 30-odd arc-sec diameter, round and grow slightly to centre without zones. The MCG eg has a mag 13.5 * just N by about 40". Revise the MCG eg is elong slightly in PA 90. Both quite faint and very LSB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 1866 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 54m 52.9s Dec: -15 39' 09"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.6'x0.5' Class: E/S0
P.A.: 72 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a fairly faint eg but not as bad as the DSS would seem to show. Fairly barren field. Makes a long I tri with mags 13 & 14 *s to its NE. Seems to be about 40-50" diameter, round, brightening slightly to centre where there is a small, faint stellaring or spot.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 270 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 55m 44.1s Dec: -14 12' 29"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x1.2' Class: SA0-:
P.A.: 57 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

IC 272 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 56m 06.4s Dec: -14 11' 12"
Mag: 15.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.7' Class: Sc
P.A.: 147 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

IC 269 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 55m 26.4s Dec: -14 04' 00"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.3' Class: S
P.A.: 126 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

IC 268 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 55m 26.9s Dec: -14 06' 10"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.4' Class: SBbc
P.A.: 55 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1158 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 11.4s Dec: -14 23' 44"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.6' Class: S0
P.A.: 147 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

Te major eg in tis group is -70 that sits a little to the E of a small tri of mag 12 *s and seems better than the DSS makes it reasonable SB, lowish, round about 1.25' diameter growing evenly and slightly at first and nr centre moderately to a small, not well defined 5-7" diameter core zone with goodish SB. -72 is to it's E by about 6'. Somewhat lower in SB, round, 40" diameter growing weakly to centre witout apparent core or nucleus.

-68 and -69 are to the N of -70 by 9'. Both these two are similar in appearance to -72. Quite small faint spots almost N-S of each other sep by only a couple of arc-mins. Round and very LSB, about 30" diameter growing weakly to centre.

NGC 1158 is SE by a field from -70 and is a tiny, 20" spot similar to the last two IC eg -68 & 69.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 271 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 55m 59.4s Dec: -12 00' 29"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.6' Class: S
P.A.: 119 Inclination: --- R.V.: ---Source: PGC *

This is a very tiny, diffuse and fairly faint eg that looks better than the DSS depicts it. Pointed at from the north by a couple of 13th mag *s that are close by. Round, maybe 50" diameter growing weakly to centre without any zones core or nucleus. Low though not unreasonable SB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1150 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 01.5s Dec: -15 02' 52"
Mag: 14.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.6' Class: S0
P.A.: 68 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1151 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 04.7s Dec: -15 00' 46"
Mag: 16.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: E
P.A.: 42 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MCG -3-8-52 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 48.0s Dec: -14 53' 13"
Mag: 15.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.4' Class: Sbc
P.A.: 34 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1157 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 58m 06.6s Dec: -15 07' 06"
Mag: 17.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.2' Class: Sb
P.A.: 168 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-50 is easily the brightest of the -50 + -51 pair with the others in adjacent fields. -51 is only 2' N of -50 and they are about 8' E of a mag 8*. -50 is a small faint eg, though much the brighter, mod faint, round, 50" diameter with ill-defined edges to the halo growing slightly to centre where there is a tiny slightly brighter zone.

-51 is very tiny and much fainter. Only about 20" diameter, round spot of gossamer with no visible structure.

-57 is 15' SE of this pair and a little W of a mag 12 *. Extremely faint and tiny at x247, only A.V + concentration as a 15" diameter spot of weak gossamer with no structure.

MCG -3-8 52 is 12' NE of the pair and though better than -57 is still a very faint spot a little elong in PA 45, 30" x 20" with a weak central brightening.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1148 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 04.3s Dec: -07 41' 09"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.6' Class: SB(rs)d pec?
P.A.: 63 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 1152 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 57m 33.6s Dec: -07 45' 31"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.9' Class: S0
P.A.: 25 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-52 is about 8' Se from -48 with is slightly the brighter of the two though there isn't much in it. -52 is about 2.5' N of a ma 12.5 *. -52 is the smaller, 40" diameter, slightly higher SB than -48 growing broadly and mod to centre where there is a weak stellar nucleus. -48 is nearly 1' diameter, grows slightly to centre where there is a small 14th mag stellaring in the centre. Slight elong in PA 90 There is also a 15th mag * at the SE boundary of the halo just on the halo.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1163 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 00m 22.0s Dec: -17 09' 10"
Mag: 14.7 (B) S.B.: 13.9 B-V: +0.92 Size: 2.8'x0.3' Class: SBbc? sp
P.A.: 143 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a very nice but very faint very elong or edge on spiral in PA 135. Very thin LSB sliver of a halo 1.5' x 5" and grows slightly to the centre but no really defined core or nucleus. Attractive but pretty faint.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1182 (NGC 1205) Galaxy *
RA: 03h 03m 28.4s Dec: -09 40' 13"
Mag: 15.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.4' Class: Sa
P.A.: 115 Inclination: --- R.V.: +3246 Source: PGC *

This is a very small and faint eg in a pretty blank field that has little in it. 20-30" diameter, round quite to very faint and of very LSB. Grows broadly and slightly to centre without zones core or nucleus.

From the NGC/IC project:

NGC 1182 is almost certainly = NGC 1205. Both objects were found by Ormond Stone with the 26-inch refractor at Leander McCormick. As with all of the nebulae published in the first AJ paper from LM, the positions are crudely given to just a full minute of time and an arcminute. In this case, the two positions flank the actual position, with NGC 1182 being about a minute of time to the west, and NGC 1205 about two minutes east (this latter error is a common one in the Leander McCormick lists). The declination is within an arcminute in both cases. There are no sketches for either of these.

Stone's descriptions of the nebulae are almost identical (m = 15.5, Dxd =
0.7x0.3, extended 120deg; *10 PA = 240deg, dist = 2.5 arcmin and m = 14.0 Dxd = 0.7x0.3, extended 25deg; *9.5 PA = 240deg, dist = 3.0 arcmin). Only the magnitudes and position angles are different enough to attract attention. Howe suggested that the two objects were the same, and put the star 8 seconds west and 2 arcmin south of the galaxy (I measure 8.1 seconds and 1 arcmin 27 arcsec; the separation is 2.47 arcmin). I suspect that the position angle of 25 degrees is a transcription error for "125"; the difference in magnitude could be the result of different observing conditions.

There is a galaxy, NPM1G -09.0141, closer to the position for NGC 1205 and with a star at approximately the right distance and position angle. But the galaxy is considerably fainter than NGC 1182. Its position is also off in
declination as well as RA, so I think it is unlikely to be Stone's second
object, especially since he makes the eastern one brighter than the western.

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x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1185 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 02m 59.6s Dec: -09 07' 54"
Mag: 15.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.3' Class: SB(r)b?
P.A.: 30 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4812 Source: RC3 *

This is a very small lengthened oval eg in about PA 30 nearby to a very faint star of mag 15.5 which is to its SE. 45" x 15 in about PA 30 grows broadly and slightly to centre without any visible core, zones or nucleus. Fairly faint and quite low SB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 276 Galaxy *
RA: 02h 58m 41.0s Dec: -15 42' 13"
Mag: 14.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.9'x0.4' Class: S0^ pec sp
P.A.: 64 Inclination: --- R.V.: +3017 Source: RC3 *

MCG -3-8-57 PGC 11367 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 00m 31.8s Dec: -15 44' 11"
Mag: 14.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x1.2' Class: SA(s)d
P.A.: 35 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

-76 is a small but reasonable SB eg in about PA 45. Small, seems like an elong spiral only 40" x 15" grows mod and broadly to centre where the SB is quite good. At first glance it almost loos stellar because it has a small mag 14th mag non*ar stellaring nucleus. MCG-3-8-57 is 30' E.

-57 is a face on round spiral that appears 1.5' diameter and round. Good size, mod low SB. 4' further E is a mag 12.5 *. Ill defined edges grows broadly and slightly to centre with no defined core. SB is low but okay.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1196 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 03h 03m 35.1s Dec: -12 04' 34"
Mag: 13.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x1.3' Class: SB(rs)0^
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 1200 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 03m 54.5s Dec: -11 59' 30"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 2.9'x1.4' Class: SA(s)0-
P.A.: 130 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 1204 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 04m 39.8s Dec: -12 20' 29"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.5' Class: S0/a:
P.A.: 53 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

IC 285 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 04m 06.2s Dec: -12 00' 54"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.5' Class: S?
P.A.: 118 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4069 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1195 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 03h 03m 32.9s Dec: -12 02' 22"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.5' Class: E/S0
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

The brightest of this group is NGC 1200. Four are in a compact rectangle while -04 is to their SE by 20'.

-00 is a fairly small, reasonable SB round eg about 1.25' diameter or maybe a little bigger, growing slightly to centre where there is a small round mod brighter spot core. It has a faint mag 15.5 * just on the edge of the halo to the S that sky-view indicates is USNOA2 0750-00685292 with a magnitude of 16.4 -- that seems too faint to me. IC 285 is about 3' away SE.

-85 is a somewhat fainter slightly elong in PA 120. 30" x 20" it has somewhat lower SB and is only slightly brighter at centre with no core or nucleus. -96 is 6' SW of -00.

-96 and -95 are about 2' apart with -95 due N of -96, there is a mag 13.5 * almost between them. -96 is the brighter of the two, 40" diameter, round and grows slightly to centre without zones but has a compact, faint, almost stellar spot nucleus. -95 is only about 20" diameter, round and has quite low SB growing weakly to centre.

-04 is a slightly elong eg that is almost on top of a very distracting 12th mag * that is in turn, the brightest in a small, long triangle to the eg's S. Seems about 30" x 15" in about PA 90, faint and very LSB brightening weakly to centre -- this is hard to see because of the mag 12 * just S of centre off the flank.



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NGC 1202 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 05m 02.2s Dec: -06 29' 30"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.5' Class: Sb
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg is found to the SSW by 4' from a wide mags 11, 12 pair that is in PA 0. Very small round eg probably only 20-30" diameter. Fairly non-descript, round grows slightly to centre with no evidence core or nucleus. Quite faint and pretty LSB.



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NGC 1203 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 05m 14.1s Dec: -14 22' 54"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: E
P.A.: 94 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MCG -3-8-71 PGC 11599 (NGC 1203B??) Galaxy *
RA: 03h 05m 14.3s Dec: -14 22' 38"
Mag: 13.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.3'x0.3' Class: E
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

These two are found between *s of mag 8 & 11 aligned SW to NE and a little brighter to the closer star. x185 shows a very small round eg that the DSS shows to be two tiny eg in contact aligned in PA 10. At x247 the northernmost is the smaller of two tiny round halos with the southern most being slightly the larger and has a whiff of a threshold mag stellar nucleus. The larger is about 15" diameter and the smaller 10" dia.



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NGC 1206 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 06m 09.7s Dec: -08 49' 56"
Mag: 15.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.5' Class: E
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

PGC 11645 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 06m 09.0s Dec: -08 51' 06"
Mag: --- S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.2' Class:
P.A.: 146 Inclination: --- R.V.: +10251 Source: PGC *

Both of these eg are very faint and the -45 is extremely faint, they are N-S of each other sep by <1' with -06 to the N. -06 is very small and faint, maybe 20" diameter round halo growing weakly to centre with very low SB.

-45 is even smaller, about 15" diameter spot of ephemeral haze only occasionally visible. Extremely faint.



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NGC 1208 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 06m 11.9s Dec: -09 32' 29"
Mag: 13.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.7'x0.8' Class: SA(r)0/a?
P.A.: 78 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4607 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1214 Hickson 23A Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 03h 06m 56.0s Dec: -09 32' 37"
Mag: 15.0 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.4' Class: SB(rs)0+?
P.A.: 46 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4841 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1215 Hickson 23B Galaxy *
RA: 03h 07m 09.5s Dec: -09 35' 33"
Mag: 15.0 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.8'x1.1' Class: (R)SAB(r)a pec
P.A.: 60 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4921 Source: NED *

NGC 1216 Hickson 23C Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 03h 07m 18.6s Dec: -09 36' 43"
Mag: 15.8 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.3' Class: S0+? sp
P.A.: 67 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5016 Source: RC3 *

MCG -2-8-50 Hickson 23D PGC 11673 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 03h 06m 55.3s Dec: -09 37' 42"
Mag: 16.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.6'x0.4' Class: Sd
P.A.: 5 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4512 Source: PGC *

IC 1880 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 06m 28.5s Dec: -09 43' 55"
Mag: 13.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.6' Class: SA0- pec:
P.A.: 30 Inclination: --- R.V.: +10235 Source: RC3 *

MCG -2-8-48 PGC 11654 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 06m 17.3s Dec: -09 49' 18"
Mag: 16.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.4' Class: B R
P.A.: 58 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-14, -15, -16, and -50 are components A-D of Hickson 23. Component E is just N of -15 on the DSS and wasn't visible. -08, -80 and -48 are nearby but not directly associated with the Hickson group of 4 visible eg.

-08 Is the brightest of this group and is found just S of a small RA tri of *s mags 11-12. Pretty good SB quite elong eg in PA 60. Oval 1.5' x 15"grows broadly and moderately to centre without structure but the inner regions have fairly good S.B. -14 is 10' E. and it has -15 4' SE and -16 a further 3' SE.

-14 is in PA 45 an elong halo, 50" x10"growing slightly to centre. Eg is really quite faint. While it has no defined core zone, it is moderately brighter at centre.


-15 is in PA 15 an oval shape 40" x 20" with a very faint stellaring in the centre and has the lowest SB of this line of 3.
The outer halo in the DSS is not visible.

-16 is in PA 75 and while it is faint has reasonable SB but very tiny 20" x 5" splinter.

-50 is a small, round splodge of haze 5' SW of -15, 20" diameter with no structure and is very faint and LSB. SW by 10' from the Hickson group eg's is IC 1880.

-80 is close W from a mag 12 * and is a pretty LSB eg, oval elong in PA 30, 50" x 40" growing weakly to centre where there is a compact mod brighter spot in the centre. Another 5' SW is -48 that is also a very, very faint eg. A spot of gossamer 20" diameter, weak central brightening, no structure.




x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 291 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 07m 26.4s Dec: -12 35' 12"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.5'x0.6' Class: (R)SB(r)0/a?
P.A.: 78 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

this e is found a little W and N of the mid-point of a line running SSW-NNE between mags 12 *s. Fairly faint, slightly oval about 40" x 30" in about PA 90, fairly low SB small halo growing slightly to centre with an occasional whiff of a very faint *ar nucleus at centre.



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IC 1886 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 08m 03.2s Dec: -04 23' 58"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.5' Class: E
P.A.: 3 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1221 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 08m 15.7s Dec: -04 15' 35"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.3' Class: SB(r)0+? sp
P.A.: 156 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 1223 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 08m 19.9s Dec: -04 08' 17"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x1.2' Class: cD
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1225 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 08m 47.2s Dec: -04 06' 04"
Mag: 15.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.6' Class: Sbc
P.A.: 151 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

These four eg run in an almost evenly spaced, slightly curved 20' long line that runs from N-S -25, -23, -21 & -86. All four are fairly similar in brihtness and surface brightness.

-86 is a fairly faint eg a fraction N of a mag 13.5 *. Small, perhaps slightly oval halo in PA 0. 30" diameter growing broadly and slightly to centre but with no visible core or nucleus.

-21 is just N of the hypotenuse of a RA tri of 11 & 12 *s and close to the faintest star in the tri. Seems elong in about PA 0, about 40" x 15", oval with smallish round slightly brighter core zone but to apparent nucleus.

-23 is seems the most round but small, probably about 30" diameter with a small slightly brighter core zone.

-25 is slightly elong in PA 150, maybe 30" x 20" with a slight broad brightening to centre with a hint of a very faint stellaring in the centre.



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NGC 1383 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 37m 39.2s Dec: -18 20' 21"
Mag: 12.5 (V) S.B.: 12.2 B-V: +0.98 Size: 2.7'x0.9' Class: SAB(s)0^
P.A.: 106 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1978 Source: RC3 *

No worse than mod faint, maybe mod bright it lies between 2 *s of mag 13.5 and 14.5 aligned ENE-WSW and the eg is in PA 90 slightly skew to that line. Fairly elong, maybe 1.25' x 20" quite LSB outer halo, small round mod SB core brightening to a stellaring in the centre. There is a superimposed faint * mag 15 just to the SW of the core.

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NGC 1390 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 37m 52.1s Dec: -19 00' 29"
Mag: 14.6 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.6' Class: SBa pec:
P.A.: 24 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1215 Source: RC3 *

This is a small and mod faint eg quite elong in PA 15, probably 50" x 10" of almost homogenous LSB mist, weak central brightening with no sign of core or nucleus.



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NGC 1388 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 38m 12.1s Dec: -15 53' 59"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.7' Class: E
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MCG -3-10-14 PGC 13375 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 37m 38.4s Dec: -15 42' 45"
Mag: 15.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x1.0' Class: SAB(s)dm:
P.A.: 41 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 1372 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 36m 59.7s Dec: -15 52' 53"
Mag: 16.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.5' Class: E
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

Of these three in an almost Eq tri triangle and 15' apart, -88 is best though all three are very faint eg and look somewhat similar.

-88 is a very compact, round quite LSB faint eg probably only 20" diameter and appears 8' S of a slightly yellowish mag 9.5 *. Grows slightly to centre without zones, core or nucleus.

-72 is perhaps even smaller, 10-20" diameter round spot of gossamer of very, very LSB and no structure visible.

-14 is similar save that it seems to be surrounded by a slightly larger outer halo that is occasionally visible and tenuous, extending its diameter to 30"?



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 340 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 39m 29.0s Dec: -13 06' 55"
Mag: 15.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.5' Class: S0^:
P.A.: 90 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg is found immediately N of a small RA tri of mag 14 *s. Closest to the star that makes the RA. Small and slightly elong in PA 90, 40" x 20" seems to have a slightly brighter streak through the major axis to which it grows slightly with a very faint stellaring or *ar nucleus. Quite LSB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1402 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 39m 30.5s Dec: -18 31' 36"
Mag: 13.6 (V) S.B.: --- B-V: +0.79 Size: 0.9'x0.7' Class: SB0^ pec:
P.A.: 93 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg appears in the same field as the bright Fornax cluster members NGCs 1400 & 1407 that are both very bright. It makes an Eq tri with these two about 12' a side. Small and round, about 40" diameter growing slightly to centre where there is a faint but distinct *ar nucleus that sits in a relatively HSB spot-type core.



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IC 343 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 40m 07.1s Dec: -18 26' 36"
Mag: 14.1 (B) S.B.: 13.9 B-V: +0.91 Size: 1.6'x0.7' Class: SB(rs)0+:
P.A.: 121 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1869 Source: RC3 *

This eg is 8' due N of NGC 1407 and sits on the edge of a small tri of faint stars mags 12-13. Seems slightly elong in about PA 90, oval 50" x 30" lowish but not too bad SB growing broadly and slightly to centre without zones, core or apparent.



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NGC 1397 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 39m 46.9s Dec: -04 40' 17"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.6'x1.2' Class: (R)SB(r)0/a
P.A.: 2 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a very small fairly LSB, pretty faint round eg that is only 20-30" diameter. Very diffuse-edged, grows slightly and broadly to centre without core, zones or nucleus.



NGC 1405 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 40m 18.8s Dec: -15 31' 52"
Mag: 16.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.5'x0.5' Class: S0: sp
P.A.: 150 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

-05 is to the N and -13 is to the S and they are about 6' apart. Of these two strangely enough, -13 seems the brighter or at least has better SB. It is pointed at from the S by a small, lengthened triangle of 14th mag *s. Quite small, 20-30" diameter and round and seems to have a threshold mag *ar magnitude.

-13 has exceptionally LSB, extremely faint and is slightly elong in PA 0, 50 x 30" with very diffuse ill-defined edges with essentially no central brightening or structure.



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NGC 1419 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 40m 42.2s Dec: -37 30' 37"
Mag: 13.5 (B) S.B.: 11.6 B-V: +0.89 Size: 1.0'x1.0' Class: E pec:
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: +1528 Source: RC3 *

This is a small but fairly HSB eg that has a 10th mag * about 12' SE. Round, fairly good SB, diffuse-edged round halo about 50" diameter growing slightly to centre but the inner quarter (core), strongly to a small mag 13.5 sharp-spot at centre.



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IC 345 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 41m 09.2s Dec: -18 18' 50"
Mag: 14.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5' Class: S0/a
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

IC 346 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 41m 44.6s Dec: -18 16' 03"
Mag: 13.6 (B) S.B.: 14.0 B-V: +0.99 Size: 1.5'x1.2' Class: SB(rs)0+
P.A.: 78 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1897 Source: RC3 *

ESO 548-80 PGC 13589 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 42m 03.0s Dec: -18 29' 00"
Mag: 14.8 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.5'x0.5' Class: S?
P.A.: 75 Inclination: --- R.V.: +12235 Source: RC3 *

These three form a RA Tri and all fit comfortably in the one field.

-45 is the faintest and smallest of the three, round, about 30" diameter with a faint, tenuous outer halo with indefinite boundaries and dominated by a faint stellaring at centre that doesn't seem to have any surrounding core.

-46 is elong in about PA 60, oval, 1' x 40" with a substantial, maybe 20" x 10" slightly brighter core zone with a faint *ar nucleus at centre.

-80 is about 2' N of a mag 11 * that is quite distracting. Oval 40" x 20" of consistent pretty low SB with indefinite edges and no apparent core or nucleus.



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IC 347 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 42m 32.5s Dec: -04 17' 57"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.9' Class: SAB(r)0^:
P.A.: 136 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg is found 7' NNW of an 10th mag *. Slightly elong in about PA 150, 30" x 20" with not much of an outer halo but has a mod brighter small if not spot-type core zone.



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NGC 1423 Mkn 1191 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 42m 40.1s Dec: -06 22' 53"
Mag: 14.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.6' Class: SBbc
P.A.: 25 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a quite tiny eg that is very faint and in a blank field. No more than 20" diameter, round very LSB growing slightly to centre without apparent core, zones or nucleus.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

IC 350 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 44m 36.6s Dec: -11 48' 03"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.9' Class: Sab
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg appears W by 3.5' from a mag 10.5 *. Very LSB pretty small eg about 30-40" diameter. Grows broadly and slightly to centre without core, zones or nucleus apparent.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1445 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 44m 56.2s Dec: -09 51' 21"
Mag: 15.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.5' Class: E
P.A.: 111 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg forms a small eq tri with mags 12.5 and 14 *s to its NNW and W respectively. Really quite small to tiny round, LSB spot of gossamer, about 30" diameter growing slightly to centre without apparent core, zones or nucleus.



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NGC 1452 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 45m 22.2s Dec: -18 38' 01"
Mag: 12.8 (B) S.B.: 12.8 B-V: +0.99 Size: 2.6'x1.7' Class: (R')SB(r)0/a
P.A.: 113 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1874 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1455 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 45m 51.9s Dec: -18 40' 48"
Mag: 16.1 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: Sa:
P.A.: 157 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-52 is easily the brightest of this pair and -55 is to its ESE by about 7'. -52 is an elong eg roughly in about PA 90, though it is crossed by a bar in PA 0. Oval halo seems probably 1.5' x 40" dilute outer halo growing weakly to a slightly brighter bar crossing the halo at right-angles that it turns grows to centre where there is a very faint *ar nucleus.

-55 is only a tiny spot about 15" diameter of consistent V/LSB gossamer with no central brightening.



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NGC 1450 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 45m 36.5s Dec: -09 14' 03"
Mag: 15.2 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.6' Class: E/S0
P.A.: 40 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1447 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 45m 47.2s Dec: -09 01' 08"
Mag: 15.2 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.5' Class: S0
P.A.: 105 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

These two are in adjacent fields basically N-S of each other and sep by about 16'.

-47 is a couple of arcmins W of a mag 8* that is quite distracting. Tiny spot of gossamer haze, about 20" diameter with no apparent structure. Very faint and LSB.

-50 is also very small and round. Has no *s associated. Very small, 30" diameter round spot very LSB and quite faint though a little brighter than -47, grows slightly to centre where there is a faint hint of an occasional stellaring.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1441 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 45m 43.1s Dec: -04 05' 32"
Mag: 13.9 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: +0.97 Size: 1.6'x0.6' Class: SB(s)b
P.A.: 95 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4227 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1449 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 46m 03.1s Dec: -04 08' 14"
Mag: 14.5 (B) S.B.: 11.7 B-V: +1.05 Size: 0.7'x0.4' Class: S0
P.A.: 26 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4111 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1451 (NGC 1446??) Galaxy *
RA: 03h 46m 07.1s Dec: -04 04' 09"
Mag: 14.4 (B) S.B.: --- B-V: +1.03 Size: 0.6'x0.5' Class: S0-?
P.A.: 39 Inclination: --- R.V.: +3927 Source: RC3 *

These three are in a trio in an almost Eq tri about 6' a side with -41 to the W and -51 & -49 N-S of each other. Inside the tri made by the egs, is a smaller tri of mags 12.5-14 *s. -41 is the brightest followed by -49.

-41 is elong in about PA 90 about 1' x 20" and points at the stars in the centre of the tri. Reasonable SB outer halo growing to a small, mod brighter similarly elong core zone.

-49 is about 20-30" diameter, round growing slightly to centre where there is a hint of a tiny faint stellaring.

-51 is maybe a little bigger than -49, 30" diameter but is otherwise basically the same other than having slightly lower SB.



x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1464 (NGC 1471) Galaxy *
RA: 03h 51m 24.4s Dec: -15 24' 08"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.6' Class: Pec
P.A.: 140 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg forms a small tri with a couple of mags 12 and 12.5 *s. Small, probably 30-40" diameter, round and grows slightly to centre without and core, zones or nucleus.



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NGC 1470 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 52m 09.8s Dec: -08 59' 58"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.3' Class: Sab sp
P.A.: 169 Inclination: --- R.V.: +6464 Source: RC3 *

NGC 1467 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 51m 52.8s Dec: -08 50' 18"
Mag: 14.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.6' Class: (R')SA(rs)0+?
P.A.: 52 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

These two are about 10' apart and basically N-S of each other with -67 to the N.

-67 appears to the NE of a small tri of mags 10, 10.5 & 12 *s. Small, round spot probably almost 30" diameter growing broadly and slightly to the centre without core, zones or nucleus. SB is pretty low.

-70 is a quite elong little smudge in PA 15 soft and LBS quite elong 1' x 20" with a hint of a small, elong, slightly brighter core zone at centre.


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x185 27' TF, x247 20' TF

NGC 1468 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 52m 12.6s Dec: -06 20' 56"
Mag: 14.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.7' Class: S0-
P.A.: 132 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a small faint eg found next to two stars of mag 14.5 & 15.5. Slightly elong oval 30" x 20" of LSB mist in about PA 150. Small slightly brighter not well defined core zone in the centre.



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NGC 1472 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 53m 47.3s Dec: -08 34' 06"
Mag: 15.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.7' Class: S0
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1477 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 54m 02.8s Dec: -08 34' 31"
Mag: 15.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.6'x0.6' Class: E
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 1478 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 54m 07.3s Dec: -08 33' 19"
Mag: 16.5 S.B.: --- B-V: ---Size: 0.6'x0.3' Class: S0
P.A.: 44 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MCG -2-10-21 PGC 14067 Galaxy *
RA: 03h 54m 13.6s Dec: -08 44' 31"
Mag: 13.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x1.0' Class: SAB(s)d
P.A.: 103 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

The three NGC egs form a small slightly lengthened S tri that seems to point W with -72 at that tip. All three look basically similar. The Tri they form is only 5' x 3'. x247 very faint egs with -78 the worst and quite LSB mod to quite faint. All about 20-30" diameter, round growing slightly to centre without apparent core or nucleus.

MGC-2-10-21 is found 1 field to the S about 12' away. It is about 1' diameter, small and consistent SB diaphanous LSB patch of gossamer with virtually no central brightening.

A few nights later, I was in Hawaii on top of Mauna Kea at the Gemini Observatory, but that's another story I'll tell elsewhere ...

Best,

Les D
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Another great account of an impressive swag of observations there Les. What a fantastic haul of galaxies and galaxy groups over fairly constrained observing sessions. Well done! And as always I'm blown away by how much detail you can pick out on some fairly faint objects. Thanks for a great report, as usual, Les.
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