(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5371 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04/22/03  02:55 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 136x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5371
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 10.8p  size 4.4' X 3.6'
Position: RA 13:56  DEC +40:28
Faint uniform halo which during moments of steady seeing appeared to be very
slightly oval.  The axis of alignment could not be determined.  There is a
slight brightening toward the core.  Two brighter field stars which are aligned
in a N-S line are located just off the SE edge.  Found with averted vision at
68x.  Bears magnification well.  Best seen at 136x.
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