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(IAAC) Obj: M81 Bode's Galaxy & M82 Cigar Galaxy - Inst: 12.5" Cave Newtonian, F/6.5, Equatorial Mount



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Observer: Ted A. Nichols II
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/20/2000 10:40 PM EST
Location of site: Edward L. Naylor Observatory (ASH) Lewisberry, PA, USA (Lat 40.15 N, 76.9 W, Elev 190 M)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" Cave Newtonian, F/6.5, Equatorial Mount
Magnification: 65 X & 41 X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M81 Bode's Galaxy & M82 Cigar Galaxy
Category: Group of galaxies.
Class: M-81 Spiral, Sb M-82 Irregular, Pec
Constellation: Ursa Major
Data: mag 6.9 & 8.4  size Apparent Dimension: 21x10 & 9x4 arc minutes 
Position: RA ~9:56  DEC ~69:20
Description:
Fair sized Spiral, and Ellogated Cigar Irregular Galaxy.
Sky conditions/light pollution account for the objects "dull" look.
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