(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5363 - 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: 07/07/04  04:10 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 38x, 80x, 133x, 160x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5363
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.2  size 4.2' X 2.7'
Position: RA 13:56  DEC +05:15
A bright, uniform, oval halo, aligned NW-SE.  It brightens to a bright,
nearly stellar, core.  There is an 8th magnitude field star approx. 5'
NE.  NGC5364, located inside the same 80x(38') field, could not be
identified.  Visible with direct vision at 38x, it bore magnification
well, being best seen at 133x-267x.
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