(IAAC) Obj: M 97 - Inst: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial

Observer: Natko Bajic
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 27. April 2001. about midnight
Location of site: Vinisce, near Split, Croatia (Lat 44.5, Elev 10 m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120 mm KONUS refractor, f/8.33, equatorial
Magnification: 40x, 100x 
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M 97
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 9.9  size 3.4' x 3.3'
Position: RA 11h:14.8  DEC +55:01
Very faint, but larger than I expected. Seen near star beta
UMa (Merak). I found it using averted vision, but directly seen
relatively easily, too. It is faint, round, it's fading into darkness
very fast. Sketch will be available in few days at the mentioned URL.
Optional related URLs: http://www.geocities.com/natkobajic
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