Last night was soooo coool !

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Last night was soooo coool !
Posted by stepping beyond on Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:11 PM

I was above m31 looking to get a view of the 2 IC galaxies 187,188 using my 2"30mm SWA. I hadspent a while just moving up and down round and round, that's just what I enjoy doing. Taking in the splender of the cosmos, I did come across 2 faint objects with a glow of fuzz. Could that be , I don't know can someone who's seen these enlighten me on what I should be searching for?

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:07 PM

Fom your description, it sounds like you bagged them.

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Friday, November 22, 2013 12:45 AM

Are you sure it wasn't NGC 147 and NGC 185, two 10th magnitude galaxies which lie to the northeast of M31 in Cassiopeia?  

IC 187 is a rather small and faint (13th magnitude) galaxy in southern Triangulum, far to the south of M31.  IC 187 isn't even shown on the Sky Atlas 2000.0

IC 188 may not even exist.

Dave Mitsky

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A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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Posted by stepping beyond on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:43 AM

*** stellarium, your correct Dave. Stellarium gives me both the NGC and IC number for each but, regardless of that confusion I still had a wonderful time with my joys from up there. Thanks Dave for the info links.

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