(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5962 - 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: 08/10/04  03:50 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: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5962
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Ser
Data: mag 11.4p  size 2.8' X 2.1'
Position: RA 15:36.5  DEC +16:37
A faint, uniform oval halo, aligned E-W.  It shows slight, gradual
brightening to a diffuse core.  While visible with averted vision
at 80x, it did not bear magnification well, beginning to fade into
the background at 267x.  Best seen at 133x.
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