See also: Observation 2.
Object: Galaxy MESSIER 64 (the Black-Eye Gal.) Constell: COM
RA: 12h 56.7m Decl: +21° 41' Epoch: 2000
Mag: 8.9m (v) Size: 10'x5' Type: Sa
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 12./13.4.1994, 23.00
Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x Filter:
Field: 22' NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2 Seeing: 2
Weather: Faint aurora glow N. No moon, a few degrees below 0°C.
Brightness: 2 Alt:
Description: A bright and big galaxy. Elliptical, quite sharp
edges (especially near the ends of the major axis) Brightens
slowly towads a much brighter diam. 30'' core. A faint stellar
nucleus was seen within the core. The dark patch on the NE side
was quite easy. The feature is quite narrow, somewhat bend and a
bit less opaque towards the edges.