(IAAC) M51 4.24 refl. f/7.9

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Observer: Bernhard Rems
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-07, 22:00 UT
Location: Bergstetten, Austria (47N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.2
Seeing: 2- good
Moon up: no
Instrument: Reflector 4.25" f/7.9
Magnification: 26x
Filters used: none
Object: M51
Category: Galaxy
Constellation: CVn
Data: 6' x 4'
RA/DE: 13h29.9m   +47d12m
Description: Very easy object for this instrument under dark skies. Had no
difficulties whatsoever to see the center of M51 and the center of NGC5195
surrounded by nebulosity and didn't need averted vision to do so. However -
there was no structure visible in either of the nebulosities. A very beautiful

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