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(IAAC) Obj: NGC5506/NGC5507 - Inst: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster



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Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 0062003/0621ut
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5506/NGC5507
Category: External galaxy.
Class: See Description:
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag xxxx  size xxxx
Position: RA xx:xx  DEC xx:xx
Description:
NGC5506, Galaxy, 12.8p, 2.8' x 0.8', PA:90*, Class: Sa pec sp, R.A.:14:13:14.9
         DEC: (-)03:12:27
120X- Barely detected with direct vision as a diffuse streak oriented E-W.
220X- NGC5506 appears as an elongated, diffuse edge, uniformly illuminated
object. The overall impression is a small bannana shape with the concavity to
the South. No spiral structure is detectable. The only other DSO in the FOV is
NGC5507 located 3.8 arcminutes to the N.N.E.
NGC5507, Galaxy, 13.5p, 1.5' x 0.7', PA: 63*, Class: SAB, R.A.:14:13:19.7,
         DEC:(-)03:08:56
120X- Requires averted vision to locate as a featurless diffuse small oval.
220X- NGC5507 is detectable with direct vision as an very faint soft oval
object with a slightly brighter round core. Averted vision
enhances the halo a little, The only other DSO in the FOV is NGC5506.
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