(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC4565 (galaxy) INST:90mm refractor fl=800

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate +
Date and UT of observation: 02/24/01 09:55am GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude(visual): 5.0(est) zenith  4.8 object vic.
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): est. 4
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 90mm Sky90 refractor w. ext = fl800mm
Magnifications:  36-114x
Filters used: none
Object: NGC4565
Constellation: Coma B.
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 16x2
Position: 12:36  +26
Magnitude: 9.6
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition): B
NGC4565 was fairly easy to find at around 35x, but looked best
in this scope at around 60x. A classic near-needle with an elongated
brighter core area noted, but not the famous dark lane seen in 
larger aperture. Reminded me of dimmer, smaller, needle-like 
galaxies as seen through larger scopes. Sky darkened nicely at 114x
around the galaxy, but at this aperture, it lost some of its punch
that close in.
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