(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5532 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/31/05  04:45 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5532
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Boo
Data: mag 11.9  size 1.5' X 1.5'
Position: RA 14:17  DEC +10:48
A uniform round halo which gradually brightens to a fairly bright,
diffuse core.  Visible with direct vision at 77x, it began to fade
into the background at 257x and was best seen at 128x.  While the 
Digital Sky Survey shows several faint galaxies within the same 257x
(15') field with NGC5532, none except for NGC5532 itself could be seen.
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