M 60 – May 26, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-26 22:50
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h44m32.7s, +11°27’33”
Constellation: Vir
Magnitude: 9.8
Altitude: 71°

Object: M 60
Location: Texas Star Party
Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is good.
Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob
Log: Observed M60 and NGC4647 with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. M60 is a large, bright, mostly round galaxy with a bright, well condensed core. At about 9:30 in the eyepiece field of view is NGC4647, which is smaller, about half the size, shows not really any central condensation and is about half the brightness. M60 appears slightly more flattened on the side facing the other galaxy, about 8:00.

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