(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5656 - 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: 07/13/04  04:50 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5656
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Boo
Data: mag 11.8  size 1.8' X 1.4'
Position: RA 14:30  DEC +35:19
A faint, round to slightly oval, uniform halo which shows slight
brightening toward the core.  A brighter field star is located
approx. 5' ESE.  Visible with averted vision at 80x, it did not
bear magnification well, fading into the background at higher
power.  Best seen at 133x.
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