Basic object information
Object name: NGC 292
Popular name: Small Magellanic Cloud
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 2.2
Size: 319.1'x205.1'
Position angle: 45
Object classification: Ir
Description: !!!vvB,eeL,iR,st 12...18 Notes: Memb Local Group;LMC 22 deg distant

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 00h 52m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -72 48' 00"
Constellation: Tucana

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Norhern Gully, Greenough, Australia
Date/Time: 10/11.12.2009 1:10


Telescope: Binoculars 10x50

Magn: 110x
Field: 6 degrees
SQM: 21.7 (1)
Visuality: I

Filter: -
NNE Lim.mag: 7.4
Seeing: 2
Height: 31

Weather: +17C, windy

Small Magellanic Cloud fits nicely in 10x50 binocular field with Tuc 47 (W) and NGC 362 (N). A massive curve-shaped arm dominates the west half whereas eastern half is much weaker and has divided into two different arms. Several individual objects, such open clusters NGC 346 and NGC 395, lie in the eastern arm. A granular object in the SE is NGC 456, that area contains nebulae and open clusters. 32% Moon rose during the finishing.