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Type: galaxy, S...
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.318′ x 1.174′
QBS: SAB:(r?)0o. m15 * 17" NW.
15cm - Wrn and much fntr of two @ 80x. 140x: 30" diam w/strong even concen to *ar nuc. vf * sup in NW side? BS, 3Mar1990, LCO.
Date: 2008 April 11, 01:00 SAST, Friday morning
Location: Sutherland (town, Jurg's guest house)
Sky conditions: Dark, clear
Telescope: 12-inch f/4.9 Dobsonian
Eyepieces: 25mm Sirius Plossl, 60x, 46' fov & 10mm Sirius Plossl, 150x, 14/17' fov
Working on MSA chart 953, star hopping from Omega Centauri.
One of three small galaxies about a degree east of Omega Centauri. A fourth galaxy, ESO 269-80, is not plotted on MSA 953. ESO 269-80, westernmost of three, looks like a soft-focus, very faint star.
Field sketch not made, which is a pity, because these galaxies (ESO 269-80, -85, -90) are within 18 arcmin of each other.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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