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Date:  April 13, 2013

Location: Blue Canyon at 5200 feet

NELM: 6.2 – 6.5  (zenith)

Transparency: 3/5

Seeing: 3/5

 

Telescope: 22” f/4.0 reflector sitting on an equatorial platform

Eyepieces:  24mm Panoptic (finder eyepiece), 10 and 6mm ZAO-II’s, 10 and 6mm Delos and TMB 1.8x ED barlow

 

Note:  These notes are very raw as I was socializing most of the night while observing. I will enhance them when I get the chance. 



All object parameters in parenthesis are listed in RA and Dec without commas.


Images are from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - DR8 or the Digital Sky Survey (POSS-II)





UGC 3995 trio – KTG 18  (07 44 18.7  +29 15 46)

22” f/4 (230, 328 and 383x) –   

UGC 3995  (2.5 x 1.1’  13.3) –  Bright glow with a somewhat brighter round center.  2:1 elongated, 1.2’ long and PA = 90. 

UGC 3995 (2)  ( -  - )  – Detected as a very small faint knot on the west end of UGC 3995.

CGCG 147-63  (0.8 x 0.4’  15.5) – Considerably faint small compact even surface brightness glow with defined edges.  0.2’ across.




IC 497 trio – KTG 20  (08 10 08.9  +24 53 50)

22” f/4 (230, 328 and 383x) –  

IC 497  (1.0 x 0.4’  15.4) – Considerably faint round glow with somewhat diffuse edges.  Slightly brighter center.  0.4’ across. 

UGC 4257  (2.7 x 0.2’  15.2p) – Very faint thin even surface brightness streak.  0.8’ long and PA = 30.  A mag 15.2 star is just west of the SW tip.

MCG+4-20-3, CGCG 228-69  (0.5 x 0.5’  15.4) – Very faint small round even surface brightness glow.   Diffuse edges.  0.2 across.   




MCG+7-15-6 trio – KTG 13  (07 07 13.0  +44 49 00)

22” f/4 (230, 255, 328 and 383x) –   Collinear trio of galaxies arranged NW-SE.

MCG+7-15-6  (1.0 x 0.4’  14.8) – Considerably bright 3:1 elongated glow with a brighter center.  A very faint star is just off the NW tip.  0.7’ long and PA = 135.

UGC 3673  (0.9 x 0.7’  15.4p) – Very faint round diffuse even surface brightness glow.  0.3’ across

UGC 3679  (1.0 x 0.7’  15.2p) – Considerably faint round glow with a brighter center.  Somewhat diffuse edges.  0.4’ long and PA = 45




MCG+8-13-81 trio – KTG 14  (07 09 46.8  +47 54 43)

22” f/4 (230, 328 and 383x) –   A double galaxy with a third member sitting 2.4’ west.

MCG+8-13-81  (0.7 x 0.4’  15.3) – Considerably faint very small round glow.  Defined edges.  0.4’ across.

MCG+8-13-84  (1.0 x 0.5’  15.3) and UGC 3706  (0.6 x 0.4’  14.7) – Two considerably faint very small round glows that were barely spit.  Defined edges and compact.  0.2’ across.  0.4’ apart.  Slightly dimmer than MCG+8-13-81. 





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