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September 10, 2010 September 25, 2010

Posted by orionrising in Observing.
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M31: The Great Nebula in Andromeda

Object: Galaxy

Site: Front Yard

Seeing: 3

Transparency: Very Good

Type: Deep Sky

Size: 16′

Magnitude: 3.50

Constellation: Andromeda

Magnification: 10x

FOV: 4.8 Degrees

Observing Time: 10:30pm – 10:40pm

Notes: Andromeda Galaxy?  It looks so faint!  Found it using the right arrow of Cassiopeia, hitting the next brightest star to the left of the Square of Pegasus, then starhopping North two more stars (the sole star shown above is the 2nd), then spotting this fuzzy object (very small) above it.  Update: CONFIRMED in Stellarium!  This is it!  I’m relatively disappointed that this is the Andromeda Galaxy, I was expecting something more prominent, as this is often a showpiece object for binocular stargazing.

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