Basic object information


Object name: NGC 968
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.6
Surface brightness: 14.2
Size: 2.7'x1.5'
Position angle: 60
Object classification: Elliptical
Description: pF,pS,R,bM Notes: npp of 2;possible SN 1856

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 34m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +34 29' 00"

Constellation: Triangulum

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 12/13.12.2004 21:50

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 244x

Filter:

Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 62
Visuality: III
Weather: -8C, windy

Fairly faint round galaxy which has an almost stellar core.

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