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Old 07-10-2008, 08:25 PM
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Observing Report 27 September 2008 NGCLes

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Well last weekend provided some really quite nice conditions for observing in Sydney. The sky was basically clear all day, though there was a jet-stream flowing up most of the east coast most of the day.

Having disposed of my regular Saturday commitments by early afternoon, I packed early and left for my regular "nearly dark" site in the Southern Highlands about 3.30pm. Arriving early (and all by myself) I was set-up, collimated and ready to go by 5.30pm -- just had to wait for it to get dark. It was a very warm day and the night never really got cold -- trackies and a light jacket only required.

The night remained completely cloud free and the seeing was ... not bad. I'd give it a 6/10 but it was certainly one of the best nights transparency-wise for quite a while. At 7.15pm the SQM reading was 21.08 (ZLM = 6.17) and steadily improved all night. By the time 1am came the reading was 21.47 (ZLM = 6.37) -- not too shabby at all! We listened to quite a bit of Floyd (Animals, Meddle & Atom Heart Mother) to commemorate the passing of Rick Wright and some Oldfield, Enya and David Bedford.

I started off as darkness was falling with the usual spring favourites like M2, M15, M30 and the Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009). Then some of the brighter spring showpiece type galaxies like NGC 6907, 7606, and 7184 (a particular fav). After this, when it was properly dark at about 8pm, I settled into my list of things to do with some galaxies in Aquarius.

Later on in the evening I had a bit of a tour through the Fornax cluster and some of my assorted summer fav galaxies like NGC 247 and Burbidges Chain, NGC 7090, Grus Quartet, 1448, 1566, 1549 & 1553, 1097, 1291, 1232, 1300 and others I can't remember right now. There was also of course 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) and The Tarantula (NGC 2070).

To be brutally honest, nearly all of them were very, very small and very faint or worse -- but they were there to be seen so ... There were two highlights among them -- IC 1433 is the first -- take a look at the image on Sky-Map.org compared to the observation.

Later on when I switched over to Cetus and took in an excellent view of the large group of faint galaxies around NGC 345 -- 9 in very small faint galaxies in one field which took some time to sort out which is which.

Anyway on to the observations (18") from Aquarius and Cetus starting with some galaxies that surround NGC 7184:

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ESO 601-7 PGC 67893 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 02m 21.8s Dec: -21░ 02' 31"
Mag: 15.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.8'x0.4'
Class: SB(s)m: P.A.: 148 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1781 Source: RC3 *

This is a very faint and tiny eg found one medium power field S from the bright NGC 7184. Very, very faint edge on eg in PA 150, very tiny too. Near two stars that almost run NS in the field. Edge on at a slight angle to those -- in PA 150, a sliver of gossamer, 1' x 10" with virtually no central brightening.


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NGC 7180 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 02m 18.5s Dec: -20░ 32' 51"
Mag: 13.6 (B) S.B.: 11.7 B-V: +0.92 Size: 1.5'x0.8'
Class: S0^? P.A.: 65 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1467 Source: RC3 *

NGC 7185 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 02m 56.7s Dec: -20░ 28' 16"
Mag: 12.5 (V) S.B.: 13.0 B-V: +0.83 Size: 2.4'x1.5'
Class: SAB(rs)0- pec? P.A.: 29 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1838 Source: RC3 *

NGC 7188 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 03m 29.0s Dec: -20░ 19' 02"
Mag: 14.0 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.7'x0.7'
Class: (R')SB(rs)bc P.A.: 44 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1767 Source: RC3 *

Thes three are found not far from NGC 7184 and just fit in the same field running NE - SW 22' long. -80 is 15' N of NGC 7184. It is a very small oval eg of pretty good SB, seems to be in PA 70, about 1' x 40" diffuse indefinite edges growing broadly and moderately to the centre without zones and there is a small slightly brighter spot in the centre.

-85 is NE by 10'. Slightly larger though a little fainter and somewhat lower in SB than -80, is elong in PA 43 and has either a double condensation or a very faint superimposed star SW of the core, very faint. Grows broadly and slightly to the centre without zones 1.25' x 50" with a small slightly brighter spot in the centre. -88 is to the NE by 13'.

-88 low SB, somewhat lower than -84 and -85, very diffuse about 1' x 45" in PA 45 with a broad weak central brightening without core, zones or nucleus.



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IC 1370 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 21h 15m 14.3s Dec: +02░ 11' 31"
Mag: 15.1 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.4'x0.4'
Class: C P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg makes an almost perfect RA tri with 8th and 9th mag *s to the N and E by about 4'. It is a tiny eg, round, diffuse about 20" diameter with a consistent SB halo and a tiny faint spot, hardly brighter than the halo in centre and a 15th mag * superimposed just E of centre.



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NGC 7047 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 16m 27.6s Dec: -00░ 49' 37"
Mag: 14.1 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.6'
Class: SAB(r)b: P.A.: 107 Inclination: 5 R.V.: +5765 Source: RC3 *

This eg appears making a long RA tri with two stars to the S and SSW mag s 11 and 10. Not far off the halo to the NE is a mag 12.5 *. Not hard, mod faint, slightly elong in PA 120, pretty small, 1' x 40" growing broadly and slightly to centre with no evidence of zones or nucleus.



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NGC 7051 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 19m 51.4s Dec: -08░ 46' 57"
Mag: 13.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x1.0' Class: SB(r)a pec
P.A.: 138 Inclination: --- R.V.: +2706 Source: RC3 *

This eg appears not far from a mag 10 + 13 pair to the W that are in PA 45 and pretty wide. Pretty easy, visible immediately, no prob with DV, small and possibly slightly elong in PA 90, 40" diameter growing broadly and mod to a small almost stellar streak near centre also in PA 90.



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IC 1371 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 20m 15.6s Dec: -04░ 52' 38"
Mag: 14.1 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.7'
Class: S0- pec: P.A.: 20 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3

This eg appears to the E by 5' from a mag 10 + 11 pair with a 13th mag * too. Fairly easy to see, small just under an arc-min, round growing broadly and slightly to the centre and at centre is a small slightly brighter zone about 5-10" diameter -- otherwise unremarkable.



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IC 1373 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 21h 20m 37.2s Dec: +01░ 05' 32"
Mag: 15.4 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.3'x0.3'
Class: P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MCG +0-54-14 PGC 66590 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 20m 38.2s Dec: +01░ 02' 51"
Mag: 15.0 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.5'x0.3'
Class: SBcd: P.A.: 145 Inclination: 6 R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

These two eg's in Aquarius are pointed at from the N by mag 8 & 9 *s about 5' away. The 9* has a companion too. IC 1373 is a very faint & small eg, 20" diameter very LSB hardly to be seen spot of gossamer. Further to its S by a couple of arc-mins is MCG +0-54-14 which is slightly elong, extremely faint, 30 x 10" of similar SB, possibly fainter even with no central brightening. Both are very faint and quite difficult objects.



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IC 1374 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 21m 02.5s Dec: +01░ 42' 47"
Mag: 15.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.4'x0.3'
Class: S P.A.: 111 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is an extremely tiny and faint eg that I'm 95% certain of. Took some time to convince myself I was seeing it. Found pretty much to the NW by a couple of arc-mins from a 9th mag star -- nothing more than a 10-15" diameter spot of gossamer with no central brightening. Extremely faint.



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NGC 7069 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 28m 05.8s Dec: -01░ 38' 45"
Mag: 14.4 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x0.8' Class: SAB(s)0-?
P.A.: 20 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a mod low SB small eg in a field of a few scattered faint stars -- nothing close-by to the eg. Appears to be slightly elong in PA 30. Strangely, the ep view seems brighter than the DSS. Pretty small, 40 x 30" brightening broadly and slightly to a very small streak in the axis and maybe a tiny stellaring in the centre.



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IC 5111 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 28m 10.9s Dec: +02░ 28' 27"
Mag: 15.0 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.8' Class: Sa
P.A.: ---Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a very small, round, faint eg that makes a RA tri with 10th and a 12th mag *s to the N and E respectively each a few arc-mins away. Very small, 20-30" growing broadly and slightly to centre with no evidence of core or nucleus.



NGC 7077 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 29m 59.5s Dec: +02░ 24' 49"
Mag: 14.1 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.6' Class: S0- pec?
P.A.: 28 Inclination: --- R.V.: +1123 Source: RC3 *

This eg is found to the SSW of an 8th mag * by about 6'. Fairly small and faint, 40" dia growing mod and evenly to the centre azonally with a faint only slightly brighter spot in the centre. Not too hard to see.



IC 1385 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 28m 51.2s Dec: -01░ 04' 11"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: SBcd
P.A.: 27 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg makes a very small RA tri with two *s to its N and ENE a couple of arc-mins away. Quite to very small, 30" dia, round growing broadly and slightly to the centre azonally without evidence of nucleus.



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IC 1387 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 29m 34.4s Dec: -01░ 21' 03"
Mag: 15.2 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.4'x0.4' Class:
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg sits very, very close to a 14th mag * immediately to its N and has a 15th mag sparkle just outside the NE edge, a very small mod LSB round spot of haze, 20" diameter growing broadly and slightly to the centre azonally without nucleus.



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IC 1388 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 29m 52.2s Dec: -00░ 37' 52"
Mag: 15.2 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.3'
Class: P.A.: 144 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg forms a short curved line with two faint stars, about mag 14, to its NE that are about 2 and 4' away. It is of similar brightness to them, but has lower SB. It is very small, probably only 15-20" diameter growing mod and evenly to the centre azonally without nucleus.



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NGC 7081 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 31m 24.2s Dec: +02░ 29' 28"
Mag: 13.5 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x1.2' Class: Sb pec?
P.A.: 44 Inclination: 1 R.V.: +3251 Source: RC3 *

MCG +0-55-2 PGC 66904 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 31m 39.9s Dec: +02░ 27' 04"
Mag: 14.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.9' Class: SAB(s)bc pec?
P.A.: 153 Inclination: 2 R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

There is a 13th / 15th mag ** just on the S edge of -81 that is slightly distracting . About 50" diameter, round growing evenly and slight to centre and no apparent zones but a faint weak spot in the centre. +0-55-2 is to the SE by 3' as a slightly lower SB patch of haze, a little smaller 30" diameter with a slight central brightening but no apparent nucleus.


Part 2 follows ...

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:28 PM
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Observing Report 29 Sept 2008 NGCLes (Pt 2)

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x185 27' TF

IC 1390 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 32m 24.7s Dec: -01░ 51' 43"
Mag: 15.1 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.7'x0.6' Class: B R
P.A.: 128 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a quite small to very small and very faint eg found 7' to the N of a 10th mag * and a zig-zag of fainter stars between the star and the eg. Fairly small, faint, diffuse patch of gossamer about 40" diameter, very LSB growing broadly and weakly to the centre without nucleus.



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IC 1391 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 35m 00.4s Dec: -00░ 30' 41"
Mag: 15.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.6'x0.4' Class: E
P.A.: 84 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg is found not far from the outliers of M2, 1/2 degree to the SW. This is a very to extremely faint eg that is almost stellar in size. At threshold. 15" diameter at best, a spot of ephemeral gossamer occasionally visible to the N of a 12th mag * by a couple of arc-mins and has a 15th mag * between the 12th mag and the eg.



x185 27' TF

NGC 7111 (NGC 7108 Galaxy) *
RA: 21h 41m 53.7s Dec: -06░ 42' 32"
Mag: 13.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.9' Class: E
P.A.: 45 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This one is not to hard to see almost due S of a small compressed knot of 4 *s mags 11.5 - 13 by 6'. A small, round spot of haze, probably 40" diameter mod LSB but not too bad brightening broadly and mod to the centre without zones or nucleus.



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NGC 7121 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 44m 52.5s Dec: -03░ 37' 13"
Mag: 14.6 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.5' Class: SB(r)bc?
P.A.: 14 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a very small slightly elong eg found about 2' W of a 12th mag *. Its got a fat oval outline, 40" x 30" in PA 0 brightening broadly and slightly to the centre witout zones or nucleus. lowish SB.



x185 27' TF
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IC 1401 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 46m 59.5s Dec: +01░ 42' 45"
Mag: 14.4 (B) S.B.: 13.6 B-V: +0.66 Size: 1.8'x0.6' Class: SAB(r)bc:
P.A.: 179 Inclination: 6 R.V.: +4648 Source: RC3

This one wasn't too hard to pick-up in the field. A small elong eg in PA 0 with LSB as a small oval, 40" x 20" in PA 0 growing broadly and slightly to the centre but no zones, core or nucleus. Gossamery and LSB.



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IC 1405 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 50m 49.9s Dec: +02░ 01' 15"
Mag: 14.7 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.7' Class: SBab
P.A.: 115 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

IC 1406 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 51m 04.9s Dec: +01░ 59' 13"
Mag: 15.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.3'x0.2' Class:
P.A.: 43 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

05 is a very small and faint eg adjacent to a close mag 13/14 ** that points almost straight at it. Only about 20" diameter, round grows evenly and slightly to the centre where there is a hint of a very faint stellaring. SE by 3.5' is -06. Similar in size but slightly lower SB brightens broadly and slightly to centre without nucleus.



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IC 1411 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 56m 00.8s Dec: -01░ 30' 58"
Mag: 14.4 (P) .B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.4' Class: E
P.A.: 40 Inclination: --- R.V.: +8018 Source: RC3 *

This is a very small round elliptical eg has a 15th mag star just outside the halo to the NE. Very small, 30" diameter with a dilute outer halo growing evenly, slightly at first and at centre is a tiny stellaring. Almost looks like a 15th - 16th mag star with a bit of fuzz around it.



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NGC 7164 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 56m 23.6s Dec: +01░ 21' 50"
Mag: 15.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.5' Class: SAB(rs)0+ pec:
P.A.: 133 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg is found at the southern end of a crooked line of 4 mags 12 & 13 *s. Pretty small round object, 20-30" dia LSB rising broadly and slightly to the centre without any visible nucleus.



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NGC 7165 Galaxy *
RA: 21h 59m 26.0s Dec: -16░ 30' 44"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.8' Class: SB(r)ab
P.A.: 10 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is just a little bit off from the middle of a line made by a couple of = mag 12 *s. Only mod faint, easy D.V, round, about 50" diameter growing broadly and slightly to centre where there is a small stellaring/nucleus.



x185 27' TF
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IC 1417 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 00m 21.6s Dec: -13░ 08' 49"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.3' Class: Sb? sp
P.A.: 108 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5429 Source: RC3 *

NGC 7171 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 01m 01.9s Dec: -13░ 16' 09"
Mag: 12.9 (B) S.B.: 13.8 B-V: +0.70Size: 2.6'x1.5' Class: SB(rs)b
P.A.: 125 Inclination: --- R.V.: +2632 Source: RC3 *

IC 1417 This eg is in the same field as the brighter NGC 7171. -71 is about 10' to the SE. -17 is a very tiny edge on eg with a 15th mag * just off the SE tip of the halo. Small lens shaped 40" x 10" in PA 120, brightening slightly and evenly to the axis nr centre but no detectable nucleus.

-7171is a somewhat larger & brighter object in PA 120, 2.25' x 1' oval of LSB haze brightening broadly and slightly to centre with a weakly brighter small round core zone 30", there is a very faint * at the SE tip of low 15th or 16th magnitude.



x185 27' TF
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NGC 7167 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 00m 30.8s Dec: -24░ 37' 59"
Mag: 13.2 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.8'x1.5' Class: SB(s)c:
P.A.: 132 Inclination: --- R.V.: +2583 Source: RC3 *

This galaxy is adjacent to the W of a 10th mag * not far outside the halo. Good size, 1.5' diameter, round growing broadly and slightly to centre from fairly well defined edges without zones but no real core or nucleus. Mod SB.



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NGC 7181 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 01m 43.6s Dec: -01░ 57' 36"
Mag: 15.0 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.7' Class: S0^ pec:
P.A.: 105 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This is a very, very tiny, perhaps only 20" diameter eg that has a 15.5 mag * as a companion to the SE near the edge of the halo. Very faint, a spot of gossamer with no real central brightening.



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NGC 7182 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 01m 51.7s Dec: -02░ 11' 48"
Mag: 15.4 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.3' Class: SB(rs)0+:
P.A.: 70 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

-82 is found 1 low-power field S of -81. Found in the midst of a small tri made by 1 12th and 2 13th mag *s. Small, 30" dia round spot of very LSB haze with a slight central brightening and no other structure visible.



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NGC 7189 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 03m 15.9s Dec: +00░ 34' 15"
Mag: 14.3 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.7' Class: SB(rs)b pec:
P.A.: 99 Inclination: 3 R.V.: +9125 Source: RC3 *

This eg is 12' to the N of 1 mag 11 and 3 mag 13 *s in a small tri + 1. Small but pretty obvious, 40-50" dia round, diffuse looking , Lowish SB growing broadly and slightly to centre is a good sized, 15" dia weakly brighter core zone with no real further central brightening.



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NGC 7198 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 05m 14.2sDec: -00░ 38' 53"
Mag: 14.3 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.9' Class: S0 pec
P.A.: 5 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg appears adjacent to the faintest and northernmost star in a small RA tri made of 11th, 12th and 13th mag *s. Pretty LSB, round and fairly small 40-50" diameter but with a 10-15" diameter slightly brighter core zone but no real nucleus.


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NGC 7211 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 06m 21.9s Dec: -08░ 05' 23"
Mag: 14.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.7' Class: S0
P.A.: 83 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a very tiny and faint eg, almost *ar. No notable stars nearby. Only 15-20" dia growing mod and evenly to the centre to a point, mod to quite faint.



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NGC 7215 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 08m 34.5s Dec: +00░ 30' 43"
Mag: 14.9 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.3' Class: S0^?
P.A.: 92 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

MCG +0-56-9 PGC 68095 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 07m 56.6s Dec: +00░ 22' 13"
Mag: 15.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.7' Class: SBab
P.A.: 81 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

-215 is a quite small, pretty non-descript, faint eg with no *s immediately associated. There is an 11th mag * to the SE by 6'. 30 x 10" in PA 90 with a slight central brightening. To the SW by about 15' is MCG +0-56-9 which is a just a tiny, 20" diameter spot of LSB round haze.



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NGC 7222 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 10m 51.8s Dec: +02░ 06' 21"
Mag: 14.6 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x1.1' Class: SB(r)b
P.A.: 5 Inclination: 1 R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg appears to the N of a mag 12 * by about 2.5'. Pretty diffuse, round 40" dia patch of gossamer haze containing no apparent zones and brightens weakly to centre. Pretty to very LSB.



x185 27' TF
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IC 1433 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 12m 10.5s Dec: -12░ 45' 55"
Mag: 15.8 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.4'x0.4' Class: S
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is also a very tiny eg which is kinda pointed at by a small Tri of 12th and 13th mag *s that point SSW. At best 20" diameter with a weak central brightening and seems to be adjacent to a mag 15.5 * which is just outside the halo to the W and there seems to be a small line of 3 or 4very faint stars to the WSW a couple of arc-mins away.

NB the star on the edge of the halo to the W seems to be a connected compact eg -- see Sky-Map.org pic -- very interesting looking eg!



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IC 1435 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 13m 26.2s Dec: -22░ 05' 47"
Mag: 13.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.6' Class: SA(rsb
P.A.: 8 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This eg has no noteworthy stars nearby and there is a mag 8 * on the SE field stop about 12' away. Reasonable SB, small and slightly elong in PA 0, growing broadly and mod to centre 1' x 40" without zones and occasionally there is a whiff of a stellaring in the centre.



x185 27' TF
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IC 1436 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 13m 51.4s Dec: -10░ 11' 30"
Mag: --- S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.3' Class: E/S0
P.A.: 74 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is an extremely faint and tiny eg that is next to a mag 15.5 * which by comparison looks "bright". A "spot", -- only about 10-15" diameter with a slight central brightening. Almost looks stellar.



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NGC 7230 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 14m 13.0s Dec: -17░ 04' 24"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.9' Class: SA(s)bc
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

By comparison with some of the others viewed tonight, this one is positively sparkling. Only mod faint, about 50" diameter, round quite good SB growing broadly and mod to the centre without zones without nucleus. It lies on the hypotenuse of an almost RA tri with = br mag 13 *s 5, 7 & 8 arc-mins a side.



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Observing Report 27 September 2008 NGCLes Pt 3

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x185 27' TF
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NGC 7230 Galaxy *
RA: 22h 14m 13.0s Dec: -17░ 04' 24"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.9' Class: SA(s)bc
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

By comparison with some of the others viewed tonight, this one is positively sparkling. Only mod faint, about 50" diameter, round quite good SB growing broadly and mod to the centre without zones without nucleus. It lies on the hypotenuse of an almost RA tri with = br mag 13 *s 5, 7 & 8 arc-mins a side.



NGC 298 Galaxy *
RA: 00h 55m 02.2s Dec: -07░ 19' 57"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.6'x0.4' Class: Scd: sp
P.A.: 90 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 297 Galaxy *
RA: 00h 54m 58.9s Dec: -07░ 20' 59"
Mag: --- S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.2' Class:
P.A.: --- Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: NED *

NGC 293 Galaxy *
RA: 00h 54m 15.9s Dec: -07░ 14' 06"
Mag: 14.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x0.8' Class: (R')SB(rs)b
P.A.: 10 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

This eg is about 10' E of a mag 5 * which is very distracting and should be placed outside the field-stop. Pretty small and slightly elong, about 40" x 30" oval growing broadly and slightly to the centre without zones or nucleus. In PA 200 about 1' away is a stellar "spot no more than a few arc-seconds dia -- this is NGC 297 and seems about mag 15.5 - 16. Difficult. 12 - 14' NW is NGC 293 which is a lower SB eg than -98 and in PA 0, 30" x 10" a little more diffuse growing weakly to the centre without nucleus.



x185 27' TF
x247 20' TF

NGC 341 Arp 59 Mkn 968 Multi-Galaxy Sys *
RA: 01h 00m 45.9s Dec: -09░ 11' 08"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.1'x1.0' Class: SAB(r)bc
P.A.: 55 Inclination: --- R.V.: +4494 Source: RC3 *

This eg is found to the S of a mag 11.5 * by about 3 and a bit arc-mins, 1.25' diameter, round patch of haze of goodish SB, weak edges growing broadly and slightly to the centre at there is a small stellaring. Maybe slightly elong in PA 0



x185 27' TF
x247 20' TF

NGC 345 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 01m 22.1s Dec: -06░ 53' 05"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.4'x0.8' Class: SA(s)a:
P.A.: 138 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

MCG -1-3-59 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 00m 53.3s Dec: -07░ 02' 24"
Mag: 15.7 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.0'x0.9' Class: SBc
P.A.: 47 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 340 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 00m 34.9s Dec: -06░ 51' 59"
Mag: 15.2 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.4' Class: Sb
P.A.: 71 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 342 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 00m 49.8s Dec: -06░ 46' 23"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: ---B-V: --- Size: 0.9'x0.4' Class: E
P.A.: 107 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 347 IC 71 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 01m 35.2s Dec: -06░ 44' 03"
Mag: 14.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class: SB
P.A.: 1 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

MAC 0101-0643 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 01m 42.3s Dec: -06░ 42' 52"
Mag: 15.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.5'x0.4' Class:
P.A.: 40 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: Mitchell

NGC 349 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 01m 50.8s Dec: -06░ 48' 01"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.3'x1.2' Class: SA0-
P.A.: 49 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

NGC 350 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 01m 56.6s Dec: -06░ 47' 47"
Mag: 15.3 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.6'x0.4' Class: E/S0
P.A.: 82 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

NGC 356 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 03m 07.1s Dec: -06░ 59' 19"
Mag: 13.5 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.8'x1.2' Class: SAB(s)bc pec:
P.A.: 53 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5891 Source: RC3 *

This is a large group of faint to very faint small egs all within about 15' of the 7th mag * SAO 129088. Most of are a similar description -- very small and very very faint and about 20" dia spots of gossamer.

NGC 345 is SW of the * by 6' and is one of the brighter, slightly elong oval about 30" diameter with a slight central brightening. Further out in the same direction is MCG -1-3-59, about 15' from the * which is only about 15" diameter and extremely faint.

NGC 340 is 15' to the WSW of the * and is no more than 15" diameter spot with a slight central brightening. NGC 342 is 10 directly W of the * and is similar in appearance to 340.

NGC 347 is due N of the * by 5' and is a tiny spot about 15" diameter of consistent extremely low SB. Similar in appearance is MAC 0101-0643 that is a couple of arc-mins away NE of it.

NGC 349 is probably the brightest in the group, due E of the * by 5'. The star makes it difficult to see well but it seems about 40" diameter and rises mod to centre . NGC 350 is immediately adjacent to its E as a smaller fainter spot about 15" diameter.

25' SE of the * is NGC 356 which is about 30-40" diameter with a weak broad central brightening.



x185 27' TF
x247 20' TF

NGC 448 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 15m 16.4s Dec: -01░ 37' 32"
Mag: 13.1 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.6'x0.7' Class: S0- sp
P.A.: 116 Inclination: 5 R.V.: +1917 Source: RC3 *

MCG +0-4-47 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 14m 04.2s Dec: -01░ 44' 32"
Mag: 14.6 (P) S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 1.2'x0.7' Class: Sb
P.A.: 50 Inclination: 4 R.V.: --- Source: RC3 *

448 is in a pretty barren field. This is a pretty small but reasonable SB eg that is elong in PA 120, a fat lens shaped 50" x 20" growing mod and broadly to the axis nr centre but there are no zones or apparent nucleus.22' to the SW is MCG +0-4-47 which is slightly smaller and fainter and of lower SB in PA 45, about 30" x 15" as an oval.



x185 27' TF
x247 20' TF

NGC 521 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 24m 34.2s Dec: +01░ 43' 54"
Mag: 12.6 (B) S.B.: 13.7 B-V: +0.82 Size: 3.1'x2.8' Class: SB(r)bc
P.A.: 155 Inclination: 1 R.V.: +5028 Source: RC3 *

NGC 533 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 25m 31.5s Dec: +01░ 45' 35"
Mag: 12.4 (B) S.B.: 12.8 B-V: +1.02 Size: 3.8'x2.3' Class: E3:
P.A.: 50 Inclination: --- R.V.: +5538

IC 1694 Galaxy *
RA: 01h 24m 47.8s Dec: +01░ 36' 28"
Mag: 14.9 S.B.: --- B-V: --- Size: 0.8'x0.6' Class: S
P.A.: 9 Inclination: --- R.V.: --- Source: PGC *

This is a fairly bright spiral eg with a 1.5' dia round halo of consistent SB but containing a small, 10" dia sharp concentration at centre. there are 5 mags 13-15 * in a N-S running line to the W of the eg. NGC 533 is to the E by about 12' is 533. 533 is a pretty bright small, slightly elong eg in PA 45, about 1.25' diameter growing evenly and slightly to centre where there iss a small stellaring. IC 1694 is 6' S of -21. It is a tiny 20" dia spot of faint gossamer brightening slightly to centre.

It was a top night!


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Old 08-10-2008, 12:02 AM
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Wow Les, super report and descriptions! Mag 15.9, 15.8, a few 15.7s - and your recording of all these is mind-boggling!

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wow save some for later!!!

Great report dude, I think I'll have a crack at some of those next time.
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Wow, you had a very busy time Les. Great reading though, and lots I have never heard of, so that just means I gotta get busy. Thanks for posting
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Hi žAB & All,

Thanks for the comments guys -- appreciated. It was a teriffic night and for Bargo, pretty close to a "proper" dark sky which allowed me to reach quite deep.

žAB wrote: "wow save some for later!!!"

Don't worry, there's still plenty in the "to-do pile" -- I've got about 1000 - 1500 more similar sort of galaxies (small, mags 13-16) before I exhaust my current lists. Then also there are quite a lot of nebulae, dark nebulae and PNe on the list as well to "fatten-up" the observing log. Looking forward to heading to Mudgee in late November -- I've still got quite a lot of stuff to see yet in Cetus, and Eridanus in particular and some other observations to gather for future articles. Skies there are close to pristine.


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