(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4565 - Inst: 10" F/5.6 Discovery Dob

Observation Poster: Brian Carter <nairbretrac@hotmail.com>
Observer: Brian Carter
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4-8-05
Location of site: Charlie Elliot, Covington GA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/5.6 Discovery Dob
Magnification: 53x, 101x, 135x, 200x, 2x Barlow
Object(s): NGC 4565
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.6  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Caldwell 38 - edge on spiral like NGC891.  Perfect edge-on with very bulbous nonstellar center.  Elongated N/S skewed a little to the w/e.  Slight 
occasional center dust lane at 100x.  A second look later in the evening 
showed the dust lane much more apparent down the center.  Very thin.  12mag 
star to the east above the nucleus.
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