(IAAC) Obj: M65, M66, M95, M105, NGC2903 - Inst: C8 ( 20cm ), f/10, altizumith


Observer: Michael Boschat
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: April 28, 1998 0145-0245 UT
Location of site:  Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada (Lat N44, Elev 58m)
Site classification: Urban
Sky darkness: 8 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: C8 ( 20cm ), f/10, altizumith
Magnification: 63x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): M65, M66, M95, M105, NGC2903
Category: External galaxy.
Class: spiral & ellipptical
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 8-10  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
 Using my 32 mm Plossl at 63x on the C8 I searched for the galaxies,
since double star work was out of the question.
 M65 and M66 both fit in the field of view, M65 at 10.3 mag. appeared
as a dim greyish elongated object, M66 at 9.7 mag was similar but the
central core was a bit brighter. M96 at 10.2 mag appeared as a comet
like smudge in the field, it is funny I could not find M96 I moved
thescope slowly up and came across a small almost circular smudge, it
was M105 at 10.6 mag. The center appeared stellar like with a fuzzy
outer part. I looked for NGC2903 a 9.7 mag spiral, after a few minutes
there it was as a grey elongation in the field.
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