NGC 4565 – May 26, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-26 23:12
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h37m12.4s, +25°53’40”
Constellation: Com
Magnitude: 10.1
Altitude: 78°

Object: NGC 4565
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 quite striking, beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy. Extremely elongated. Very large, and medium faint in brightness. It’s oriented from about 10:30 to 4:30 in the eyepiece field of view. It has a brighter core in the center that bulges just slightly on the top, and on the left it bulges a little bit more. The core is pretty bright. The extended disc is moderately faint. The core appears fairly well-condensed with a slight stellar appearance visible in and out with the seeing in the center, and a thick dark line crosses to the lower left of the core. The halo is visible on the other side. It’s a very pretty sight. There’s one faint star, about once again the diameter of the core away from the core, on the lower left. The galaxy is probably about 10-12 times longer than it is wide.

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