Basic object information

Object name: Maffei 1
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.4
Size: 5.0'x3.0'
Description: vF,pS
Notes: Very obscured infrared source

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 36m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +59 39' 00"

Constellation: Cassiopeia

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 13/14.10.2004 22:20

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 146x


Field: 21'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 61
Visuality: V
Weather: +2C, windy

This is a very challenging galaxy in Cassiopeia. It has a very low surface brightness and it took a long time to discern it. After careful sweeping I saw only the roundish even brightness core which lies behind the open cluster Czernik 11.