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elpajare

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NGC 6951 with Infinity
« on: August 04, 2016, 08:40:41 am »
NGC 6951 = UGC 11604 = MCG +11-25-002 = CGCG 325-003 = N6952
20 37 14.2 +66 06 20
V = 10.7;  Size 3.9x3.2;  SB = 13.3;  PA = 170d

18" (8/17/04): at 225x appears moderately bright and large, oval 3:2 WNW-ESE,
~1.8'x1.1'.  On the east end is a mag 12.5 star.  The galaxy suddenly brightens
to a very small, brighter core.  The edge of the halo fades and increases in
size with averted vision.  Appears slightly brighter along the major axis with a
hint of structure.

17.5" (10/30/99): observed SN 1999el which was discovered 11 days ago (Oct.
20th).  Appeared as a mag 14.5-15 star just following the core (22" E and 8" S)
and easily visible at 280x.  The galaxy is fairly faint, moderately large. 
Sharply concentrated with a small bright core surrounded by a diffuse halo
elongated 3:2 E-W.  A mag 12 star is 1.5' following the center and a mag 15 star
is just visible a similar distance WNW.

17.5" (8/13/88): bright with a very bright core surrounded by a fainter large
oval halo 3:2 E-W.  A mag 13 star is just off the E edge 1.4' from center and a
mag 15 star is off the NW end.

8" (6/22/81): faint, small, bright core.  A mag 13 star is at the E edge.

- by Steve Gottlieb from NGC Project

And those are the results with a 8" reflector and Infinity:
Skywatcher 200/800
Celestron 135/650

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