Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 292 (SMC)Other name: Small Magellanc Cl
RA: 0h 52.6m DEC: -72° 48'
Constellation: TUC
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 2.3
Size: 319.1' x 205.1'
PA: 45°
Surface brightness: 14
Classification: Ir
Description: !!!vvB,eeL,iR,st 12...18
Notes: Memb Local Group,LMC 22 deg distant
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Northern Gully, Greenough, Australia
Date: 10/11.12.2009 1:10
Instrument: Binoculars 10x50
Magnification: 10xFilter: -
Field: 360'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.4
Visuality: IHeight: 31°
Weather: +17°C, windy
Description: Small Magellanic Cloud fits nicely in 10x50 binocular field with Tuc 47 (W) and NGC 362 (N). A massive curve-shaped arm dominates the west half whereas eastern half is much weaker and has divided into two different arms. Several individual objects, such open clusters NGC 346 and NGC 395, lie in the eastern arm. A granular object in the SE is NGC 456, that area contains nebulae and open clusters. 32% Moon rose during the finishing.
Updated: 27.8.2010 23:25