Basic object information
Object name: PGC 17223
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 0.9
Size: 645.6'x549.5'
Position angle: 170

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 05h 23m 34.6s
Dec (J2000.0): -69 45' 22"

Constellation: Dorado

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Nangerwalla, Mullewa, Australia
Dat Date/time: 16/17.12.2009 23:30
Telescope: Naked eye
Magn: 115 1x Filter: -
Field: - NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 22.0 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: I Height: 50
Weather: +17C, smoke  
Large Magellanic Cloud is an unbelievable sight in this darkness with unaided eye! The central bar and some spiral structure are easily in view. Also some mottling can be seen particularly in the central bar. Tarantula Nebula is the easiest individual object to detach. On later nights I noticed a weak bridge from LMC to Milky Way via southern celestial pole. This faint and large object is not drawn in this sketch.