(IAAC) Obj: M58 (NGC 4579) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/12/2001  23.05 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <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): M58 (NGC 4579)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 9.8  size 5'.4 x 4'.4
Position: RA 12:38  DEC +11:49
Elongated, and for a Messier object, faintish smudge of light with no real
brightning towards the center. Rather dissapointing object.
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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