(IAAC) Obj: NGC5087 - Inst: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06252003/0338ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM; f:4.1 StarMaster Dob
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5087
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SA0
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 12.4p  size 2.3' x 1.6'
Position: RA 13:20.4  DEC -20:36
120X-NGC5087 appears as a small, bright oval with direct vision.
220X-NGC5087 shows a small oval halo gradually brightning toward the center and
with a faint star like nucleus. Note an arc of 9.6-13.4 mag stars across the
west. No other DSO's in the FOV.
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