Basic object information

Object name: NGC 494
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13.0
Size: 2.0'x0.8'
Position angle: 100
Object classification: Sab
Description: vF,pL,E,3f*S

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 01h 22m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +33 10' 00"

Constellation: Pisces

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 31/1.12/1.2004/2005 20:03

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 244x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.2

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 59
Visuality: III
Weather: Warm (-1C) and windy, random fireworks in northern sky

Highly elongated in NW-SE direction, even brightness. IC 1685 is in the same field but I didn't notice it.