(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5865 - 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: 07/08/05  04:35 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5865
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 13.4  size 1.0' X 1.0'
Position: RA 15:10  DEC +00:31
A very faint round nebulous patch of uniform appearance.  There is no
detectable brightening toward the core.  Repeatedly visible with averted
vision at 128x, it faded into the background at 257x.  Located ~4' N. of
NGC5869.  The exact position of this faint object was pinpointed with the
use of a Digital Sky Survey image.
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