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Last update: 2018-10-14

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And (95) Cep (5) Del (13) Leo (107) Peg (131) Tri (48)
Aql (3) Cet (20) Dra (70) Lep (4) Per (31) UMa (148)
Aqr (11) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (58) UMi (4)
Ari (35) Cnc (59) Eri (3) LMi (31) Pup (1) Vir (104)
Aur (1) Com (90) Gem (35) Lyn (57) Ser (15) Vul (3)
Boo (15) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cam (45) CVn (86) Hya (3) Oph (2) Sgr (1)
Cas (6) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)

IC10 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 7×7'
Name: IC10, UGC192
Group: Local Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h20m23.16s / +59°17'34.70"
Brightness / Size: v10.4 mag / 6.4x5.3'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 5, NELM 5.5+, SQM-L 20.8
Roundish with an angular size of about 1', evenly bright, very faint, directly next to a 12.78m star. Only the brighter central area was visible.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
Roundish, evenly bright. Overall rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC147 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 14×14'
Name: NGC147, UGC326
Group: Local Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h33m12.12s / +48°30'31.46"
Brightness / Size: v9.5 mag / 13.5x8.2'
55mm f/9.1, 40x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.1
Just a short try.

FAILED
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
Extremely faint, oval haze.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4
Large, very faint, oval. Low surface brightness! At 37x a faint glow can be guessed.
MODERATE

NGC185 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 13×13'
Name: NGC185, UGC396, H2.707
Group: Local Group
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h38m57.97s / +48°20'14.56"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 12.5x10.4'
B 40mm, 8x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9

FAILED
55mm f/9.1, 40x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.1
Extremely faint, slightly oval, nearly equally bright, relatively large. Almost held with averted vision.

DIFFICULT
4.5" f/8, 45x, Bortle 7
Very faint, roundish to slightly oval. Nearly evenly bright. Barely seen with averted vision. Observed from city.

DIFFICULT
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
At 37x slight brightening toward the middle, oval, pretty large, diffusely fading. Overall rather faint. At 66x still faint, but barely visible with direct vision.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Large, faint, oval with brighter core area. Barely seen with direct vision. Better seen at 80x.
EASY

NGC278 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC278, UGC528, H1.159
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 00h52m04.30s / +47°33'01.93"
Brightness / Size: v10.7 mag / 2.4x2.4'
55mm f/9.1, 55x, Bortle 6, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.1
Pretty faint, small, round, evenly bright.

MODERATE
4.5" f/8, 75x, Bortle 7
Fairly easily seen, round with much brighter core area.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 66x, Bortle 6+, NELM 5.0+, SQM-L 19.6
At 37x evident with averted vision, small, condensed. At 66x well visible with direct vision, pretty small.

EASY
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
Evident with averted vision, barely seen with direct vision. Round, slight brightening toward the middle.
EASY

NGC1343 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1343, UGC2792, H3.694
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 03h37m49.66s / +72°34'16.81"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 2.6x1.6'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4
Seen intermittently as relatively compact brightening. Observation was long time ago. The very faint outer regions were not seen.
DIFFICULT

UGCA34 (GLX)

DSS
Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: UGCA34, Maffei 1, Sh2-191
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cas
Coordinates: 02h36m35.47s / +59°39'16.53"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 5.0x3.0'
Lies behind the open cluster Czernik 11.

8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.8 FAILED