(IAAC) Obj: M82 - Inst: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK

Observer: Brad DeMille
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3/30/98 9:15 MST
Location of site: IVINS, UTAH (Lat 37.4, Elev 3200)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7.8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK
Magnification: 46
Object(s): M82
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Ir-II Irregular
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 8.4  size 9x4 AMIN
Position: RA 9:55.8  DEC +69:41
M82 looks like a faint fat cigar--kind of bulging in the
middle. Typical of most galaxies--a little brighter in the middle.
Not too much to look at throught the ETX except for the fact that much
brighter M81 was in the same field of view--you can definately tell it
is a galaxy. According to SEDS, M82 is the brightest galaxy in the
sky in infrared wavelengths.
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