Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 1291Other name: NGC 1269
RA: 3h 17.3m DEC: -41° 6'
Constellation: ERI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.5
Size: 9.7' x 8.4'
Surface brightness: 13.1
Classification: SBO-a Ring
Description: vB,pL,R,mbM,er
Notes: comp 2,2',PA138,UGC 2666
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date: 9/10.1.2010 21:45
Instrument: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magnification: 92xFilter: -
Field: 44'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.3
Visuality: IIHeight: 69°
Weather: +17°C, windy
Description: There is a weak ring, which has brighter areas on the west and northeast, around the elliptical core. It?s visible with averted vision at low power. At 171x it disappears. One of the weirdest galaxies I?ve seen.
Updated: 15.9.2010 21:03