(IAAC) Obj: M64 = NGC 4826 - Inst: 4.5" Newtonian f/8 equatorial mount
Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5-17-1998 23.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Holland (Lat 52.09 N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5" Newtonian f/8 equatorial mount
Magnification: 36X, 151X
Object(s): M64 = NGC 4826
Category: External galaxy.
Data: mag 8.5 size 9'X5'
Position: RA : DEC :
At 36X this galaxy appeared almost round and not uniformly bright but with no
At 151X it appeared more distinctly oval in shape with a bright condensation
toward the center. The "Black eye" was not seen in my scope but there was a
sharp edge where this feature should be.
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