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Spiral Galaxy in Pisces
NGC 628
Mag 10.0



21/09/14
Extraordinarily Faint!
Perhaps the most faint Messier I've ever observed
Only just visible in 12mm as a lighter patch but with a hint of size
No sign at all in 25mm even though I knew I was in the right place!

12/01/16
A big but very very faint smear with no hint of structure in 12mm, but sitting in a nice asterism of stars of Mags 10 and 11 forming a 'pasta bowl' below