(IAAC) Obj: NGC2913 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5

Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 15 May 2001
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x 200x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC2913
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E-SO
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 13.1  size 1.1'
Position: RA 09:34  DEC +09:22
Appeared as a very faint stellar point with dim and very difficult to see
nebulosity, at mag 13.1 and SB of 13.7 it should have been easier, showing the
rather poor conditions, although at first glance the sky seems good, it has
that strange Greasy look, like the fainter stars are just out of focus, they
look fine in a telescope, but even then the fainter ones seem somehow dimmer
than before, I think it must be due to a high level of water vapour rather than
actual cloud as the stars do not seem to have the glow characteristic of
extremely thin cirrus.
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