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(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC5005 (galaxy) INST: 18" Dob-Newt f/4.2 1925mm fl



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 1/19/99 09:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.7(estimated) zenith 
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): about 3
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear, snowcovered (light pollution)
Instrument: 18" Stabilite Newt f/4.2 1925mm fl
Magnifications: Binoviewer, 128X,202x
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 5005 - sp. galaxy (looks irregular)
Constellation: CVn
Object data: Edge-on galaxy
Size(s): 5.8 x 2.8
Position: RA13:11 DEC37:03N
Magnitude: 9.8
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B-
Medium sized .. highly elongated galaxy, easy find with fairly high 
surface brightness, especially it's elongated core. The core was very 
lumpy, mostly in two places, reminding me of M82, but smaller and not
as bright. Very "satisfying" to look at, even in my medium light
polluted woes. Averted vision helped bring out the extentions off the core. 
Core was maybe 3-4 arc minutes with about 1+ arc minutes on each extention 
thanks! 
-Todd
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
toddg@weatherman.com
http://www.weatherman.com
(617)725-0777
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