See also: Observation 2.
Object: Galaxy MESSIER 89 Constell: VIR
RA: 12h 35.7m Decl: +12° 33' Epoch: 2000
Mag: 9.7m (v) Size: 5.2'x4.7' Type: E
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Helsinki, Finland
Date/Time: 5./6.4.1995, 04.05
Telescope: C 200/2000
Magn: 80x Filter:
Field: 40' NE Lim.mag: 4.5m
Background sky: 4 Seeing: 3
Weather: +3°, no Moon, sev. layers of thin clouds.
Brightness: 3 Alt:
Description: Round, strongly concentrated towards a almost
stellar nucleus. A typical elliptical galaxy. I got a call from
a friend (with a CCD camera). He had some out-of-place point of
light within this galaxy but the cloud cover had by then
thickened in Jyäskylä considerably and he couldn't confirm it.
So I had to check it. Nothing's out of place, though.