M 49 – May 25, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-25 23:34
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h30m39.9s, +07°54’20”
Constellation: Vir
Magnitude: 9.3
Altitude: 62°

Object: M 49
Location: Texas Star Party
Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is bad.
Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob
Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a pretty bright, medium-sized haze, with a medium condensed core that is quite bright. There’s a star embedded within the halo at about 5 o’clock in the eyepiece filed of view, and the haze surrounding the core appears to have a thin elongation from about 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the eyepiece field of view. Almost like a bar.

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