- Tonight I observed PGC 29472, An excellent paperthin edge on galaxy.
I'm surprised it's not in the NGC list. Galaxy bright enough to be
seen in a 6" scope in a dark sky. Next time your our under fairly
dark skies with a moderate sized scope, I recommend you check this
Observing Log Entries for PGC 29472
Date: 2008 May 29 09:57p
Observer: CJ Wood
Instrument: 14.5" F/6 Truss
Object Type: Galaxy
Apparent Position: RA. 10h08m44.6s Dec. +53°02'42" (UMa)
Object Altitude: 54°
Conditions: Transparency: 4/5
Description: I centered my telrad on the area of this galaxy, climbed
the ladder and oh my! I forgot to replace my eyepiece! I then put in
my 11mm Nagler for 220x. The field was very easy to find as it's 4
very bright stars. They reselmble a "diamond". After finding the
field, I spotted the galaxy going off the left of one of the bright
stars of the diamond. It was faint but noticable with averted vision.
Very thin! I then lowered the magnification to 92x and the galaxy was
actually more noticable. Brighter and visible with direct vision.
Very very thin, surface seemed even throughout the galaxy. Really