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(IAAC) Obj: M94 - Inst: 7x50 binoculars



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1997-07-4/5, 03:05 UT
Location: Savoy, MA, USA (42N, elev 700m)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 7.1 (zenith)
Seeing: 4 of 10 - medium good, intermittent cumulus
Moon up: no
Instrument: 50mm Simmons binoculars
Magnification: 7x
Filters used: None
Object: M94
Category: Spiral Galaxy
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 8.2  size 11'
RA/DE: 12h51m  +41o07m
Description:
Under this dark sky, M94 was a faintish smudge to binocs,
readily picked out with averted vision at the N apex of a
pretty triangle with alpha and beta CVn. No detail noted.