(IAAC) Obj: NGC5878 - 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: 06252003/0342ut
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): NGC5878
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAb
Constellation: Lib
Data: mag 12.4p  size 3.5' x 1.4'
Position: RA 13:45.8  DEC -14:16
120X-NGC5878 is just detectible with averted vision.
220X-NGC5878 shows a very faint thin oval with averted vision. The core is also
very faint, but I can hold it with direct vision as a small oval. 
There is a bright star (12.1p) to the North ANSE and a sweeping arc of faint
stars to the East. No other DSO's in the FOV.
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