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(IAAC) Obj: M 51 (NGC 5195) & NGC 5194 "Whirlpool Galaxy" - Inst: Celestar 8" SCT, fork mount



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Observation Poster: William L. Schart <wschart@hot.rr.com>
Observer: William L. Schart
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/14/02 11:44 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: 78x, 120x, 165x, 200x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 51 (NGC 5195) & NGC 5194 "Whirlpool Galaxy"
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Her
Data: mag 9.16-10.59  size 
Position: RA 13:30  DEC 47:12
Description:
Two distinct if somewhat faint cores surrounded by a very faint haze. With averted vision, I could pick up some hints of the spiral structure.
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