M 59 – May 26, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-26 22:48
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h42m54.9s, +11°33’15”
Constellation: Vir
Magnitude: 10.7
Altitude: 71°

Object: M 59
Location: Texas Star Party
Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is good.
Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob
Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It’s a pretty bright, medium-small galaxy, mostly round, but showing a slight elongation from about 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the eyepiece field of view. It has a bright, well condensed, practically stellar core and is nearby several other bright, pleasing galaxies.

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