(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4565 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/13/1999  23.10 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4565
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.6  size 16'.2 x 2'.8
Position: RA 12:36  DEC +25:59
A strikingly beautiful object at any power!

Thin like a pencil streak and quite difficult at 98X. At 203X the central bulge
was apparent with very long arms extending out on both sides.The dark lane was
visible with much difficulty across the central part and the north edge of
the arms seemed much sharper edged than the south side.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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