(IAAC) Obj: M82 - Inst: reflector 8" (203 mm), f/5.9, dobsonian

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Thu Jun 4 10:04:05 EDT 2009


Observation Poster: Alexandru Burda <alexandru.burda at gmail.com>

Observer: Alexandru Burda
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 23.05.2009 22:00 UT
Location of site: Bucarest, Romania (Lat 44,5 N, Elev 80 m)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 4-5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: IV-V <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: reflector 8" (203 mm), f/5.9, dobsonian
Magnification: 48x, 120x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M82
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sd
Constellation: Uma
Data: mag +8.6  size 
Position: RA 9:55  DEC 69:41
At 48x (25 mm eyepiece) it has an elongated cigar shape with no distinguishable 
features. At 120x, in very good conditions (exceptionally clear air) and despite 
the light pollution (although not very strong at the site) the obscure middle band 
of galactic gas and dust is distinguishable in lateral vision.
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