(IAAC) Obj: M90 (NGC 4569) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/11/2001  22.25 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: I <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): M90 (NGC 4569)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 9.5  size 9'.5 x 4'.7
Position: RA 12:37  DEC +13:10
Seperated from M89 by a striking miniversion of the constellation Cassiopeia,
M90 is an elongated and large but rather difficult Messier galaxy. A bright
central region is surrounded by an extended and pretty faint halo elongated
almost in a north-south direction.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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