(IAAC) Obj: M99 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian

Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April27/28 1998
Location of site: Bonnyton house, Ayr,Scotland (Lat 4 26', Elev 140)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian
Magnification: X149, X220
Object(s): M99
Category: External galaxy.
Class: M99 Spiral galaxy
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.8  size 5
Position: RA 12:19  DEC +14:25
Another record of this galaxy. The galaxy has a bright central region with a 
not very stellar nucleus. It covers just less than half a field width of the 
9 mm eyepiece and shows some elongation in the 10 o'clock direction, which 
broaden towards the inner part. There is not a lot of definite structure but
 with the 15 mm eyepiece there is an impression of spiral arms coming from 
the nucleus.
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