(IAAC) Obj: M104 - Inst: Orion 6" Dob

Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/5/99 10:45 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 N, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Orion 6" Dob
Magnification: 32x, 48x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M104
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
suspected at 32x, definate at 48x, and increasing power made it more 
prominent. There was a definate core surrounded by a faint halo 
detectable with averted vision.
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