NGC 147

Sketch of NGC 147

Sketch of NGC 147
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Observation Notes:

NGC 147 fits tightly with NGC 185 in the same field with my 32 mm Plossl. At 120X through the Pentax XW10, it appeared as a large and very soft brightening of the sky background with a star superimposed over its core. Photographically, this is galaxy obviously elongated at a PA of 25 degrees. Visually, I didn’t pick up on this at all. Gaining an extra magnitude of sky darkness outside town might help next time.

DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 147

Sketch/DSS Photo Comparison of NGC 147

Subject NGC 147
Other Desig. UGC 326, MCG+08-02-005, DDO 3, CGCG 550.006, PGC 2004, h 29, GC 72
Classification Galaxy (E5 Pec)
Position* Cassiopeia: [00 33 12.0 +48 30 31]
Size 13.2′ x 7.8′ (PA 25°)
Brightness* 9.6 vMag, 10.5 bMag, Surface Brightness=14.6
Date/Time OCT 04, 2010, 12:45 PM MST
(OCT 04, 2010, 0745 UT)
Observing Loc. Home – Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Instrument SkyQuest XT8 (8 inch f/5.9 Dobsonian)
Eyepieces/Mag. Pentax XW10
Conditions Clear, calm, humid, cool
Seeing 5/10 Pickering
Transparency SQM 20.5 mag/arcsec2
*Sources SIMBAD; DSS; NGC/IC Project