Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 5364Other name: NGC 5317
RA: 13h 56.2m DEC: +5° 1'
Constellation: VIR
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.5
Size: 6.1' x 4.2'
PA: 30°
Surface brightness: 14.1
Classification: SBc/P
Description: cF,L,R,gbM
Notes: H II 534,sBN in smooth cent w dk matter
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date: 23/24.4.2009 1:05
Instrument: Newton 300/1500 mm
Magnification: 214xFilter: -
Field: 23'Seeing: 4
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IHeight: 33°
Weather: -4°C, astronomical twilight
Description: Not a good object for these skies but still I was able to detect some spiral-arms on the both edges with averted vision. This would be a superb object in the darkest sky.
Updated: 14.8.2009 21:21