(IAAC) Obj: Markarian 205 - Inst: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount

Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/10/5 08:12 UT
Location of site: ASH Naylor Observatory, Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.15 d N, 76.9 d W, Elev 390 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain equatorial mount
Magnification: 202, 259x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Markarian 205
Category: Quasar or lens.
Constellation: Draco
Data: mag 13-14  size 
Position: RA 12h:21.7m  DEC +75d:19'
Markarian 205 is one of the few quasars that are visible in amateur telescopes 
and is also one of the brightest. This quasi-stellar object lies just south of 
the elliptical galaxy NGC 4219 (see page 76 of the March 1999 Astronomy) and 
appeared as a dim star using averted vision. 
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