(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5546 - Inst: 8" f/10 Ultima 8 PEC SCT, 80mm Mak f/10

Observer: Adam Albino
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/20/98 LMT=9:36, UT=2:36
Location of site: Norwell, MA (Lat 42m 16.9s, Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" f/10 Ultima 8 PEC SCT, 80mm Mak f/10
Magnification: 45, 96,169,406
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC 5546
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 12.3  size 1.3'x1.1"
Position: RA 14:18.1.5  DEC 07:3449
Stumbled across this rather bright galaxy which I had never viewed
before while star hoping. Unexpectedly large with a mottled surface
texture. Gave me the appearance of an IR galaxy. Some brightening of
the core, but very slight and evenly. Atlas shows many faint galaxies
in FOV (around mag 15+) but out of reach for the 8".
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