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Type: galaxy, S...
Mag: B=?, V=?
Size: 1.584′ x 0.912′
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Spectroscopic survey of southern compact and bright-nucleus galaxies - V. MNRAS (203) 47.
= Fairall 468
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. From west to east these are ESO 269-80, -85, -90.
ESO 269-90 appears as a roughly round, faint, glow, 0.3 arcminutes across. Northwest list a bright star, labelled "A". Due south, very close to it, or involved with it, is a faint (13th mag?) star, as the rough sketch shows.
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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