Obj: NGC 4365 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/23/04  03:10 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 38x, 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4365
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 9.6  size 6.9' X 5.0'
Position: RA 12:24.5  DEC +07:19
A bright, uniform, oval halo, aligned NE-SW.  It brightens to a bright,
diffuse core which during moments of steady seeing shows a tiny, stellar
nucleus.  Visible with direct vision at 38x, it bore magnification well,
being best seen at 133x-267x.
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