(IAAC) Obj: M59 & M60 - Inst: 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 20004/03/19 - 7h41 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Qc, Canada (Lat 45.2083° N, Elev 343 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): M59 & M60
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E5 & E2
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 8.8  size 7.1x6.1
Position: RA 12:43.7  DEC 11:33
M60 is a bright object, brighter and larger than M59 at 9x. M59 is
visible only with averted vision. M60 looks like a globular
cluster. No stellar core visible for these 2 galaxies.
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