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- Galaxies (Ari) -

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Arp 78 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: Arp78
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h59m18.00s / +18°59'30.00"

Group Members:
NGC770 (UGC1463) v12.9 mag 1.1x0.8' (10°)
NGC772 (IC646, UGC1466, H1.112) v10.3 mag 7.4x4.9' (135°)
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.0
The bright NGC772 was already evident at 37x, oval with much brighter center and visible with direct vision. At 80x also the fainter companion NGC770 was well visible with averted vision as quite compact, roundish brightening.
NGC772 appeared in a 10 inch Dobsonian slightly drop-shaped.
EASY

Arp 276 (GLXGRP)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: Arp276
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h28m12.00s / +19°35'40.00"

Group Members:
IC1801 (UGC1936) v14.0 mag 1.4x0.6'
NGC935 (UGC1937) v12.8 mag 1.7x1.1'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: I only saw NGC935 for sure: At 96x obviously oval, center seemed to be somewhat brighter, otherwise rather evenly bright. At 171x I could saw a stellar brightening within the halo. Probably this was the 14.27m foreground star southeast of the core. The axial ratio was about 1:2 to 1:3. IC1801 wasn't clearly visible to me.
Even under better conditions (Bortle 3-, SQM-L at the zenith 21.3) IC1801 was not visible at 171x.
MODERATE

IC163 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC163, UGC1276
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h49m14.98s / +20°42'40.74"
Brightness / Size: v13.1 mag / 1.8x0.9'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Pretty faint, oval, evenly bright. Held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

IC167 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC167, UGC1313, Arp31
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h51m08.65s / +21°54'44.80"
Brightness / Size: v13.6 mag / 2.9x1.9'
About 5' northwestward you can find the very compact NGC694 with high surface brightness.

8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8
Extremely faint, small, roundish. Glimpsed with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

IC1801 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: IC1801, UGC1936
Group: Arp276
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h28m12.75s / +19°34'59.96"
Brightness / Size: v14.0 mag / 1.4x0.6'
North of IC 1801 is the fairly bright NGC935. Both galaxies are interacting (Arp276).

8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Despite quite good conditions this galaxy stayed hidden to me. NGC935 on the other side was well visible with averted vision.
FAILED

NGC674 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC674, NGC697, UGC1317, H3.179
Group: NGC697 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h51m17.57s / +22°21'28.69"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 4.3x1.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Elongated/oval, nearly evenly bright.
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NGC678 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC678, UGC1280, H2.228
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h49m24.86s / +21°59'50.28"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 4.1x0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Quite thin, apparently elongated, slightly brighter center. Overall rather small.
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NGC680 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC680, UGC1286, H2.229
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h49m47.29s / +21°58'14.98"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 1.8x1.6'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Roundish with well defined, slightly brighter core. Overall rather small.
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NGC691 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC691, UGC1305, H2.617
Group: NGC697 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h50m41.72s / +21°45'35.64"
Brightness / Size: v11.5 mag / 3.4x2.5'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: Oval, slightly mottled, otherwise rather evenly bright. Nearby an evident double star.
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NGC694 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC694, UGC1310
Group: NGC697 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h50m58.49s / +21°59'51.18"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 0.6x0.4'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Very small, compact brightening.
DIFFICULT

NGC695 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC695, UGC1315, H2.618
Group: NGC697 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h51m14.37s / +22°34'56.14"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 0.6x0.5'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4
Small, compact nebula located west of a 13.06m star.
DIFFICULT

NGC719 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC719, IC1744, UGC1360
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h53m38.87s / +19°50'25.84"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.4x1.1'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Roundish, getting a bit brighter toward the middle.
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NGC722 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC722, UGC1379
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h54m46.94s / +20°41'53.78"
Brightness / Size: v13.4 mag / 1.7x0.5'
8" f/6, 200x, Bortle 4
Slightly elongated. Nearby beta Ari greatly interfere!!! I used a 6mm ortho to keep beta Ari out of field of view.
DIFFICULT

NGC765 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC765, UGC1455
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h58m47.98s / +24°53'33.11"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 2.7x2.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Small, roundish with slightly brigher center.
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NGC770 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC770, UGC1463
Group: Arp78
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h59m13.64s / +18°57'16.90"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.1x0.8'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Quite compact, roundish brightening. Well seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC772 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC772, IC646, UGC1466, H1.112
Group: Arp78
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h59m19.58s / +19°00'27.14"
Brightness / Size: v10.3 mag / 7.4x4.9'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Oval with much brighter center.
The galaxy appeared in a 10 inch Dobsonian slightly drop-shaped.
EASY

NGC776 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC776, UGC1471
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 01h59m54.47s / +23°38'40.07"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 1.7x1.7'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 5.9+, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.8: At 80x slightly oval, quite faint, almost evenly bright. At 150x the galaxy appeared more roundish.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Round with brighter center.
MODERATE

NGC794 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC794, IC191, UGC1528, H3.207
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h02m29.32s / +18°22'22.67"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 1.3x1.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Round with slightly brighter center. Well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC918 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC918, UGC1888
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h25m50.23s / +18°29'56.16"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 3.5x2.0'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: Roundish to slightly oval, evenly bright, without distinct core.
MODERATE

NGC924 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC924, UGC1912, H3.474
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h26m46.84s / +20°29'50.72"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 2.3x1.3'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: Overall quite high surface brightness. At 96x slightly oval, partly roundish, relatively small. Center appeared slightly brighter. At 171x elongated with brighter, compact center. Galaxy appeared in some moments spindle-shaped.
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NGC930 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC930, NGC932, UGC1931, H2.489
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h27m54.68s / +20°19'57.51"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 1.9x1.6'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L: 20.9: At 96x relatively small between two field stars, appeared nearly evenly bright. At 171x roundish with bright, distinct core and faint halo.
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NGC935 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC935, UGC1937
Group: Arp276
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h28m11.15s / +19°35'56.83"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 1.7x1.1'
The DSS image shows also IC1801 south of NGC935. Both galaxies are interacting (Arp276).

8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: At 96x obviously oval, center seemed to be somewhat brighter, otherwise rather evenly bright. At 171x I could saw a stellar brightening within the halo. Probably this was the 14.27m foreground star southeast of the core. The axial ratio was about 1:2 to 1:3. IC1801 wasn't clearly visible to me.
MODERATE

NGC938 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC938, UGC1947
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h28m33.50s / +20°17'01.13"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 1.6x1.2'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: At 96x roundish with slightly brighter center. At 171x bright, very compact center.
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NGC962 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC962, UGC2013
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h32m39.85s / +28°04'11.63"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.7x1.2'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Fairly compact, roundish brightening. Not better at 96x.
MODERATE

NGC972 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC972, UGC2045, H2.211
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h34m13.38s / +29°18'40.47"
Brightness / Size: v11.3 mag / 3.3x1.6'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Already obvious at 66x with averted vision, elongated, located nearby an apparent star pair (10.0/11.5m). At 171x brightening and broadening toward the middle.
EASY

NGC976 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC976, UGC2042
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h34m00.01s / +20°58'36.48"
Brightness / Size: v12.5 mag / 1.6x1.3'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: Already well visible at 66x with averted vision, relatively compact, roundish, slightly brighter center. At 133x brightening toward the middle with distinct, brighter, round, extended core. Barely perceptible with direct vision.
EASY

NGC992 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC992, UGC2103
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h37m25.49s / +21°06'03.04"
Brightness / Size: v12.6 mag / 0.9x0.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: At 96x compact, roundish, nearly evenly bright. At 133x still roundish (?) with somewhat brighter center.
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NGC1012 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1012, UGC2141, H3.152
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h39m14.96s / +30°09'06.01"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 2.5x1.1'
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Slightly oval, evenly bright. At 133x oval with somewhat brighter center, otherwise evenly bright. Two foreground stars south of the center.
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NGC1030 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1030, UGC2153, H3.581
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h39m50.60s / +18°01'27.40"
Brightness / Size: v13.3 mag / 1.6x0.7'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
SQM-L 20.9: Slightly elongated/oval, somewhat brighter center, otherwise evenly bright.
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NGC1036 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1036, IC1828, UGC2160, H3.475
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h40m28.98s / +19°17'49.48"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.5x1.1'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Roundish with slightly brighter center. Well seen with averted vision.
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NGC1056 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1056, UGC2183, H3.584
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h42m48.29s / +28°34'27.36"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 2.4x1.1'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Rather compact, roundish (?) brightening.
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NGC1156 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1156, UGC2455, H2.619
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h59m42.84s / +25°14'28.30"
Brightness / Size: v11.7 mag / 3.3x2.8'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6.0, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.4: Overall quite faint, almost evenly bright, slightly oval. Located nearby a 12.13m star.
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UGC1546 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC1546
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h03m20.19s / +18°37'46.63"
Brightness / Size: v13.7 mag / 1.1x1.1'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Quite faint, roundish, evenly bright.
DIFFICULT

UGC1551 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC1551
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h03m37.49s / +24°04'31.89"
Brightness / Size: v13.5 mag / 2.8x2.3'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Very faint, slightly oval (NW-SE), evenly bright. At 96x barely seen with averted vision.
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UGC1561 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGC1561
Type: GLX
Constellation: Ari
Coordinates: 02h04m04.90s / +24°12'35.00"
Brightness / Size: v14.0 mag / 1.4x1.0'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
At 96x quite compact brightening, barely seen with averted vision. At 150x roundish, a bit brighter toward the middle.
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