(IAAC) OBS M108 12.5" f/4.8

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 25, 1996, 05:30 UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43oN)
Site classification: Rural
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.2
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 3
Moon up/phase: down
Instrument: 12.5" f/4.8 dob reflector
Magnification: 55x
Filters used: none
Object: M108
Category: Galaxy (spiral)
Constellation: UMa
Object diameter: 8.8'x2.2'
RA/DE: 11h11' +55o40'
Description: Object was easily found from lower
"lip" of Big Dipper bowl. Bright center clearly
distinguished, as was elongation of object to
ESE-WNW. Hint of a spiral dust lane through ctr.