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- Galaxies (Cet) -

And (92) Cep (5) Del (13) Leo (75) Peg (115) Tri (48)
Aql (3) Cet (20) Dra (63) Lep (4) Per (25) UMa (139)
Aqr (11) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (57) UMi (4)
Ari (35) Cnc (57) Eri (3) LMi (28) Pup (1) Vir (89)
Aur (1) Com (86) Gem (35) Lyn (57) Ser (15) Vul (3)
Boo (11) CrB (31) Her (35) Lyr (13) Sex (13)
Cam (45) CVn (84) Hya (3) Oph (2) Sgr (1)
Cas (6) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)

IC1613 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS I - 17×17'
Name: IC1613, UGC668
Group: Local Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 01h04m47.80s / +02°07'04.0"
Brightness / Size: v9.2 mag / 16.6×14.9'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.9
SQM-L 20.6: Background seemed to be somewhat brightened, but not seen for sure.
FAILED

M77 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: M77, NGC1068, UGC2188, Arp37
Group: M77 Group
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h42m40.77s / -00°00'47.8"
Brightness / Size: v8.9 mag / 7.3×6.3'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4
Very bright, compact nucleus with round, weaker halo. Extremely faint outer regions not seen.
EASY

NGC227 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC227, UGC456, H2.444
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h42m36.84s / -01°31'43.6"
Brightness / Size: v12.3 mag / 1.5×1.2'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3
Round, diffuse.
MODERATE

NGC237 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC237, UGC461
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h43m27.88s / -00°07'29.5"
Brightness / Size: v13.1 mag / 1.5×0.9'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3
Too tired to hold!
FAILED

NGC245 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC245, UGC476, H2.445
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h46m05.39s / -01°43'24.2"
Brightness / Size: v12.2 mag / 1.3×1.1'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3
Moderately large, round, faint. Barely seen with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC255 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC255, H2.472
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h47m47.31s / -11°28'07.3"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 3.1×2.7'
8" f/6, 60x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Roundish, slightly brighter toward the middle, otherwise rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC259 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC259, H2.621, H2.703
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h48m03.28s / -02°46'31.0"
Brightness / Size: v12.8 mag / 2.9×0.6'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3
Fairly easy. Very elongated, broadening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC271 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC271, UGC519, H2.446
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h50m41.85s / -01°54'36.8"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 2.2×1.7'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3
Slightly oval brightening nearby a brighter star.
DIFFICULT

NGC279 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC279, UGC532, H3.439
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h52m08.94s / -02°13'06.4"
Brightness / Size: v12.9 mag / 1.5×1.2'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 3
Faint, nearly round nebula.
DIFFICULT

NGC309 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC309
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h56m42.66s / -09°54'50.1"
Brightness / Size: v11.9 mag / 3.0×2.4'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3-, SQM-L 21.3
Oval with slightly brighter center.
MODERATE

NGC435 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC435, UGC779
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 01h13m59.85s / +02°04'17.1"
Brightness / Size: v14.2 mag / 1.1×0.4'
8" f/6, 171x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.6: Tried at 133x & 171x without success.
FAILED

NGC521 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC521, UGC962, H2.461
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 01h24m33.77s / +01°43'53.3"
Brightness / Size: v11.7 mag / 3.3×3.0'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.6: Rounish, nearly evenly bright, quite faint.
MODERATE

NGC533 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC533, UGC992, H2.462
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 01h25m31.43s / +01°45'33.6"
Brightness / Size: v11.4 mag / 3.9×2.7'
8" f/6, 96x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.6: Roundish with brighter, relatively compact center. Already visible at 66x with averted vision as roundish, faint brightening.
MODERATE

NGC550 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC550, UGC1021, H2.463
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 01h26m42.56s / +02°01'20.5"
Brightness / Size: v12.7 mag / 1.4×0.6'
8" f/6, 133x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5.7+, SQM-L 20.8
SQM-L 20.6: Oval, brightening toward the middle. At 96x also visible as quite compact nebula.
MODERATE

NGC936 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC936, UGC1929, H4.23
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h27m37.46s / -01°09'22.6"
Brightness / Size: v10.1 mag / 4.3×3.8'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
At 37x roundish to slightly oval with much brighter core area. At 100x oval with roundish core area.
EASY

NGC941 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC941, UGC1954, H3.261
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h28m27.85s / -01°09'05.6"
Brightness / Size: v12.4 mag / 2.7×1.8'
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Very faint, slightly oval. Barely seen with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC955 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC955, UGC1986, H2.278
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h30m33.11s / -01°06'30.5"
Brightness / Size: v12.0 mag / 2.9×0.9'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Thin, elongated nebula, broadening toward the middle, nearly evenly bright. Seen directly.
EASY

NGC1055 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 8×8'
Name: NGC1055, UGC2173, H1.1, H2.6
Group: M77 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h41m45.23s / +00°26'35.5"
Brightness / Size: v10.6 mag / 7.6×2.7'
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
At 37x oval, fairly faint with slightly brighter core. At 100x galaxy seems more elongated.
MODERATE

NGC1073 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: NGC1073, UGC2210, H3.455
Group: M77 Group
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 02h43m40.60s / +01°22'33.1"
Brightness / Size: v10.8 mag / 4.9×4.3'
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 3, NELM 6.4
Evenly bright, very faint, roundish. A brighter core was not noticeable.
MODERATE

UGC439 (GLX)

DSS
© DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: UGC439
Type: GLX
Constellation: Cet
Coordinates: 00h41m21.57s / -01°42'57.4"
Brightness / Size: v13.2 mag / 1.1×1.0'
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 3
I was too tired.
FAILED