(IAAC) Obj: M 64 - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5

Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 29 Feb 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15°N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~5 mag <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 131 and 342x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M 64
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 8,5  size 6x4'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Very bright (Surface brightness almost as high as M94) and about 6x4’ in size 
at 342x. The dark “eye” is easily and directly visible at 131x (N of the 
center) and at 342x a prominent star-like nucleus appears in the middle of the 
bright 1x1,5’ core of M64. The dark cloud is very close to the center of the 
galaxy and extends in curved shape over 2' length . A very faint 15mag star can 
be seen attached to the W-end of M64.
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