(IAAC) Obj: M82, NGC 3034 - Inst: 16" Newtonian, f/4.45, truss-dob

Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@insightbb.com>
Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 21, 2003, 12:45am EDT
Location of site: south central IN, USA (Lat 38d 16m, Elev 785 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 16" Newtonian, f/4.45, truss-dob
Magnification: 145x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M82, NGC 3034
Category: External galaxy.
Class: IO sp
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 9.3 (B)  size 11.3'x4.2'
Position: RA 09:56  DEC +69:41
At 145x (12.5mm Ultima, 21' true field) M82 is highly elongated ENE/WSW and
10'x2.5' in size.  A wide, 0.5' dark lane bisects the galaxy in an east/west
direction.  A brighter area is to the NE of the lane and is 2' long.  To the
SW of the lane, a couple of bright knots line the north edge of the galaxy.
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