(IAAC) Obj: M31 - Inst: 6" Orion Dobsonian

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 8/11/98 11:14 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 319 5s, Elev 600ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 6" Orion Dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 70X, 120x
Object(s): M31
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: And
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A favorite of mine, dating from my days as an avid SF reader 
as well as the fact this was the first galazy I ever saw. Large and
 extensive with a bright core. However, try as I might, so hint of 
the spiral structure, nor of the satalite galaxies was visible.
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