Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 7159Other name: ZWG 428. 3
RA: 21h 56.4m DEC: +13° 34'
Constellation: PEG
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 15.2
Size: 0.6' x 0.5'
PA: 90°
Classification: Elliptical
Description: eeF,eS,R,vF* sf inv
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 16/17.9.2006 3:00
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 457xFilter: -
Field: 9'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIHeight: 28°
Weather: +8°C, 25% Moon in NE
Description: A very difficult shape, looks like a faint galaxy which has some kind of overhang to the NW. According to DSS there is a faint galaxy and 15 mag star on the SE. So, the brightest spot is a star but I don't know why I saw the nebula around it.
Updated: 23.10.2006 22:06