Autumn Edge On Galaxies
NGC 7184 Faint, pretty small, much elongated 4x1 with a bright nucleus. There is a hint of a dark lane with averted vision at 135X. There are two attendant galaxies 20' to the NE, they are both very faint, small and round.
NGC 6925 Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 0, much brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at 135X. Averted vision makes it longer.
NGC 7332 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 3 X 1 and has a bright middle at 100X.
NGC 7339 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 3 X 1 and does not have a brighter middle at 100X.
NGC 7331 Bright, large, very
elongated, much brighter in the middle
with a stellar nucleus at 135X. It is an elongated shape even in the
11x 80 finder. It is surrounded by companion galaxies. It is obvious at 100X in the 13", but much better at
150X, where it
is bright, large, much elongated 3X1 in PA 165 and very suddenly
much brighter in the middle. It is a "little Andromeda". There
three layers of increasing brightness with an almost stellar nucleus.
There is a hint of a dark lane "under" the nucleus. It is a
Ultimate Star Party, McDonald Obs. Oct. 95, S=6, T=8, 25" f/5--
NGC 7331 in 25" 20mm; core is three times seeing disk, dark lanes obvious. Seven companions seen, five above and two below, two of those held with averted vision only. Great view, almost entire field of view.
NGC 955 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 3 X 1, much brighter middle.
NGC 253 Very bright, very large,
very, very elongated at 100X. Many
dark lanes with swirls and rifts prominent throughout the galaxy to a
somewhat brighter core. This galaxy displays lots of mottling across
its' surface. It is easy in binoculars or a finderscope.