(IAAC) OBS M101 12.5" f/4.8 (Lew Gramer, latitude 43o)

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 26 04:30UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43.5oN, 71.3oW)
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 newtonian
Magnification: 55x
Filters used: none
Object: M101
Category: Galaxy (spiral)
Constellation: UMa
Object diameter: ?
RA/DE: 14:02 +54.5
Description: Well-defined bright center. Diffuse
elongation to SE-NW? Several bright nebulae are
less than a low-power field away from this galaxy.
Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer dedalus@alum.mit.edu http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren