(IAAC) M63 4.25" refl. f/7.9

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Observer: Bernhard Rems
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-07, 21:30 UT
Location: Bergstetten, Austria (47N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: <5.5 - it was early
Seeing: 1 - excellent
Moon up: no
Instrument: Reflector 4.25" f/7.9
Magnification: 35x, 72x
Filters used: none
Object: M63
Category: Galaxy
Constellation: CVn
Data: 10' Diam.
RA/DE: 13h16m   42o
Description: Because the skies were not completely dark at the time I
observed, M63 was hard to see. It is close to a faint field star and needed
averted vision to be seen. It is elongated and shows a very small brighter
center, which was at that time VERY difficult to see. 72x didn't help very
much in seeing more contrast.
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