(IAAC) Obj: M81 - Inst: 12.5" F 4.8 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.com>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 12/10/2   130am CST
Location of site: Kansas City, MO (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 3.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 12.5" F 4.8 Dobsonian
Magnification: 60x 120x
Object(s): M81
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Bright central core surrounded by a haze of nebulosity. No detail of
 spiral arms seen in my light polluted yard. Nicely viewed at 59x to show 
the pairing with M82. Several superimposed stars in close proximity of 
the galaxy.
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