(IAAC) Obj: M81, M82 - Inst: 10" f/5.6 newtonian dob

Observer: Randy Muller
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: December 18, 1997 9pm PST
Location of site: Roseville, CA (near Sacramento) (Lat 38N 44', Elev ~50')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/5.6 newtonian dob
Magnification: 55x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M81, M82
Category: External galaxy
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Got both of them in the same field at 55x.  M81 is a bright oval, and M82,
somewhat dimmer, is a peculiar, linear galaxy and looks like a wedge, being
wider at one end than the other.
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