(IAAC) Obj: NGC5899 - Inst: 30CM, F:10; MEADE LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 09082002/00:15UT
Location of site: Grant VA (Lat 36:40, Elev 2836')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, F:10; MEADE  LX200
Magnification: 254X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5899
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBc
Constellation: Boo
Data: mag 11.7v  size 2.6' x 1.2'
Position: RA 15:15.1  DEC +42:02.7
254X-NGC5899 has a thin oval, diffused halo of 0.35 eccentricity. The halo
brightens gradually to a small round core. Slow panning with averted vision
suggests some granularity. There is a curved stream of 3 stars (10.5-14.4v)
along the western side. I did not see any other DSO's in the FOV.
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