(IAAC) Obj: M64 - Inst: 16" F/ 4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Paul Money <paul_ohstbucks@msn.com>
Observer: Paul Money
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 3/30/03 1AM CST
Location of site: Hillsdale, KS (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" F/ 4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 70x, 140x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M64
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Com
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Wow, another A+!!
Another great galaxy at the eyepiece! Bright galaxy with an outer halo extended
north and south. The dark lane was visible at with direct vision just to the right of the core and seemed to curve around it.  It kinda looked like a swollen
comma. I was able to detect outer halo outside the dark lane as well.  A 
beautiful sight!!  It was bright enough that when I panned to it, I immediately
recognized it as the Black Eye galaxy at 70x, and increasing magnification to
140x brought out more detail. 
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