(IAAC) Obj: M59 - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount

Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/2/02  10:22 pm CDT
Location of site: Killeen, TX (Lat 31 07, Elev 600 ft)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount
Magnification: 80x, 120x, 164x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M59
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 12:42  DEC 11:39
At low power it was small but definately non-stellar. At high power there was a core with a bery faint halo surrounding it, mostly visible with averted vision. This appears round in shape to me, almost like an unresolved globular cluster.
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