(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5965 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 08/06/04  03:35 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: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5965
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 11.7  size 6.0' X 0.9'
Position: RA 15:34  DEC +56:42
A faint, thin, uniform halo which seems to grow in length with 
averted vision.  Aligned NE-SW, it is wider in the center and
tapers toward each end. It brightens to a fairly bright, diffuse
core.  A faint field star is located just off the NW edge.  Visible
with averted vision at 77x, it was best seen at 128x.
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