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Date:  May 12, 2012
Location: Blue Canyon at 5200 feet
NELM: 6.5-6.8 at the beginning of the night and 7.0 starting at about 11:30PM
Transparency:started at 4/5 and reaching 5/5 at the end.  The Cygnus Milky Way was sugary.
Seeing: Very steady at 4/5 to 5/5

Telescope: 22” f/4.0 reflector on a Blandin equatorial platform
Eyepieces:  24mm Panoptic (finder eyepiece), 10 and 6mm ZAO-II’s, 12.5 and 7mm BGO’s, 10 and 6mm Delos and TMB 1.8ED Barlow

My daughter and I started with some eye candy objects, such as Saturn, Mars, M-51, M-13 and M-104.  After we were done, I’ve set out to observe some trios.  My daughter saw the first two before she went to sleep.  She was able to see them very quickly as soon as she reach the eyepiece.  I guess younger eyes makes a huge difference.    My brief raw notes are listed below.

Note:  The planets were very nice and able to handle 1000x+ with no image breakdown.

All object parameters in parenthesis are listed in RA, Dec, size and listed magnitude without commas.
All images are from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.



 
UGC 5892 trio (KTG 32)
22" (230 and 383x) - Nice trio arranged in a flat triangle aligned east-west.  About 5.2' long.

UGC 5892  (10 47 29.6  +07 15 02   1.0+0.7’  14.3p) - Considerably faint, 2:1 elongated even surface brightness glow.  Diffuse edges.  0.5’ long and PA = 90

CGCG 38-12  (10 47 08.1  +07 15 39  0.6x0.1’  15.6) – Very faint, thin even surface brightness glow.  0.4’ long PA = 30.  2 stars (mag 13.2 and 14.3) just off the north end.  I did not see the faint third star.

CGCG 38-11  (10 47 05.8  +07 14 15  0.5x0.1’  15.7) – Very faint round even surface glow with defined edges.  0.2’ across.

 




UGC 6462 trio (KTG 37) 
22" (230 and 383x) -
Long trio of three widely spaced members about 3.5’ apart in a crooked E-W line

UGC 6462  (11 27 47.4  +07 59 17  1.5x0.2’  15.0p) – Considerably faint round even surface brightness glow.  Held 100% with averted vision.  0.2’ across.

CGCG 39-188  (11 28 01.1  +07 59 01  0.2x0.2’  16.0) – Extremely faint round glow.  Even surface brightness.  0.1’ across.  Held 50% of the time with averted vision.

CGCG 39-190  (11 28 10.9  +08 00 39  0.8x0.1’  15.6) – Very faint, 4:1 elongated glow, even surface brightness, defined edges.  PA = 70 and 0.5’ long.  Held 75% of the time with averted vision.





MCG+10-16-66 trio 
22" (230 and 383x) - Nice tight trio arranged in a tall isosceles triangle about 1.0’ tall and 0.5’ wide.

MCG+10-16-66  (11 08 51.5  +60 08 35  0.5x0.3’  16.7) – Faint, small round glow.  This is the brightest of the trio  0.3’ across.

MCG+10-16-67  (11 08 52.5  +60 08 14  0.3x0.2’  15.9) – Faint, small round glow.  0.2’ across.

MCG+10-16-68  (11 08 57.1  +60 08 48  0.4x0.1’  17.7) – Very faint, small round glow.  0.2’ across.






IC 749 group  
22" (230 and 383x) - Four IC galaxies with a couple faint anonymous galaxies.

IC 749  (11 58 33.9  +42 44 02  2.3x1.8’  12.9b) – Bright fairly even but low surface brightness glow.  The stellar core popped in and out several times.  Diffuse edges.  1.2x1.0’ and PA = 160.

IC 750  (11 58 51.8  +42 43 20  2.6x1.1’  12.9b) – Bright 3:1 elongated glow with defined edges.  Brighter elongated center.  1.3’ long and PA = 45

IC 751  (11 58 52.4  +42 34 15  1.4x0.4’  15.1p) – Faint 3:1 elongated, even surface brightness glow .  Sharp edges.  PA = 30 and 0.8’ long.

IC 752  (11 59 15.0  +42 34 01  0.6x0.5’  15.2) – Faint found even surface brightness glow with somewhat diffuse edges.  0.2’ across.

MAC 1158+4236  (11 58 43.2  +42 36 30  0.3x0.3’  16.5) – Very faint, very small round glow.  0.1’ across.

Kug 1155+428  (11 58 12.0  +42 36 01  0.5x0.3’  16.0) – Very faint small round glow  0.1’ across.





UGC 7064 trio (Rose 8) (KTG 41)
22" (230 and 383x) – This is actually a quartet of galaxies, where CGCG 158-11 is a double galaxy.

UGC 7064  (12 04 43.4  +31 10 38  0.9x0.9’  14.2p) – Considerably bright round even surface brightness glow with a stellar core.  Diffuse edges.  0.5’ across.

CGCG 158-10  (12 04 45.2  +31 09 33  0.6x0.3’ 15.8) – Considerably faint 3:1 elongated glow.  Higher than average surface brightness for a typical galaxy.  0.3’ long and PA = 170.

CGCG 158-11  (12 04 45.3  +31 11 32  0.5x0.4’  15.7) – Considerably faint slightly elongated glow.  At 690x, the two galaxies are beginning to be resolved. PA of the pair is 135.  The larger member is on the west side and is 0.1’ across and the smaller one is a little smaller.

 







MCG+7-25-60 trio (KTG 43)
22" (230 and 383x) – Nice tight 30-60-right triangle of three roughly equivalent small round galaxies.  Fits in a 2.1’ area.

MCG +7-25-60, CGCG 215-65  (12 21 02.1  +39 53 59  0.7x0.6’  15.4) – Considerably faint round glow with diffuse edges.  Nearly stellar core.  0.2’ across.  Brightest of the trio.

MCG +7-25-59, CGCG 215-64  (12 21 03.0  +39 52 06  0.8x0.6’  15.2) – Considerably faint round glow with diffuse edges.  0.2’ across

MCG +7-25-61, CGCG 215-66  (12 21 06.1  +39 53 34  0.8x0.5’  15.1) – Considerably faint round glow with diffuse edges.  0.2’ across.  Faintest of the trio.

 





MCG +7-27-49  trio

22" (230, 383 and 690x) –Very compact trio occupying a space of 1.0' in diameter.

MCG +7-27-49  (13 14 06.9  +38 16 52  0.9x0.7’  14.6) – Considerably bright slightly elongated round glow.  Brighter center.  0.6’ across.  PA = 10.

MCG +7-27-51  (13 14 08.3  +38 16 29  0.5x0.3’  16.4) – Very faint small round glow 

MCG +7-27-50  (13 14 08.7  +38 17 25  0.3x0.1’  17.5) – Extremely faint very small round glow.  Popped in and out.  About 50% with averted vision.





MCG+9-22-48 trio
22" (230 and 383x)

MCG+9-22-48  (13 19 47.4  +52 04 15  0.7x0.4’  15.4) – Faint 3:2 elongated even surface brightness glow.  0.3’ long and PA = 0

MCG+9-22-47  (13 19 50.0  +52 03 41  0.7x0.3’  13.8) – Faint 3:2 elongated flow.  0.1’ long and PA = 90

MCG+9-22-49  (13 20 00.9  +52 03 04  0.2’  16.0) – Faint round even surface brightness glow.  0.1’ across.

 





CGCG 44-33 trio
22" (230 and 383x) – This trio actually sits about 6’ NE of the CGCG 44-29 trio.

CGCG 44-33  (13 13 44.5  +06 59 31  0.6x0.2’  15.1) – 3:1 elongated glow, slightly brighter center.  PA = 100 and 0.5’ long.

CGCG 44-36  (13 13 54.2  +06 57 38  0.8x0.3’  15.1) – 3:1 elongated glow with a slightly brighter center.

CGCG 44-35  (13 13 49.3  +06 57 46  0.5x0.3’  15.4) – Extremely faint small round glow  0.2’ across.



CGCG 44-29 trio

CGCG 44-32 (13 13 45.1  +06 51 23  0.4x0.4’  15.5) – Extremely faint small round glow.

CGCG 44-31 (13 13 31.8  +06 51 01  0.4x0.2’  15.7) – Very faint, very small round glow.

CGCG 44-29  (13 13 20.2  +06 56 22  0.4x0.2’  15.4) – very faint, very small round glow.

 





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