aka PGC 1305, MCG 10-1-1, UGC 192
RA: 00h20m23.1s, Dec: +59°17'35" (2000) in Cassiopeia
Size: 6.8'x 5.9'
Mean Surface Br. 24.4 Mag/arc-secē
requirements to detect: 6-inch telescope under dark skies
This face-on irregular
galaxy is a member of our local group. It is a low surface
brightness galaxy, making it a challenge in smaller instruments.
The field surrounding
this galaxy is fairly easily found, situated about 1 degree to the
east of Beta Cas. Sky & Telescope claims IC 10 is visible
as a faint glow in a six inch. I have tried twice now
and wasn't able to be certain that I saw it in mine. I could
see the faint star near the center of the IC 10 position and I
recorded that it looked "a bit fuzzy."
Six inch view at 50x. North
is down and east is to the right.
Star Atlas Vol I Chart 50
Sky Atlas 2000 Chart 1
Uranometria 2000 Vol I Chart 35
Uranometria 2nd Ed. Chart 18
Herald-Bobroff Astroatlas B-02 C-03
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