(IAAC) Obj: M65, M66 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4/6/99 9:52 opm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 72x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M65, M66
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Barely detectable at 32x,more visable at 48x. At 72x, 2 faint smudges visible in 
the same field at this power. 120x did not help much. With averted vision and 
jiggling, some hints of a core. Both seemed to be oval in shape.
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