(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5921 - Inst: 40" f/5 dob


Observer: Mark G.Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 3-28-2001, 8:15 UT (2:15 CDT)
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat ~38, Elev ~700 feet)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 4 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 40" f/5 dob
Magnification: 408x
Object(s): NGC 5921
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBb
Constellation: Serpens
Data: mag 11.5(B)  size 4.9' x 3.9'
Position: RA 15:21m 56.4s  DEC +5:04'11"
This galaxy was fairly easy to find about 3 degrees north of m5.  My notes 
report this galaxy as being very faint.  However there was a relatively bright 
bar running roughly north and south.  A faint, barely nonstellar, nucleus was 
seen at the center of the bar.  A small, faint extension was seen off the 
northwest side of the galaxy and was about equal in brightness to the bar.  The 
galaxy was oval shaped and showed no additional detail other than a possible 
condensation in the extension to the northwest and a possible dark lane 
immediately adjacent to the bar on the southwest side.  A drawing may be seen 
at http://members.fortunecity.com/faintfuzzy/drawings.htm
Optional related URLs: http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/twyford/637/drawings.htm
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