Yann Pothier 17.5" Coulter dobson
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...
Quote:NGC772 I-112 1/23/2009 19:30 UT; Pickering 3, NELM 5, SQM 20.3400mm Mak-Cass @ 225XEccentricity immediately apparent, but it takes considerable study to identify orientation. Some knotting in core, giving the appearance of a broken up cometary nucleus. Tried a big exit pupil (55Pl), but more magnification seemed more effective. Dark lane to NNE of core, other edges indistinct. Couldn't really make out the asymmetric arm.Companion galaxy (NGC770) nearly easier, although it's not much more than a fuzzy star.