Object: Galaxy MESSIER 98 Constell: COM RA: 12h 13.8m Decl: +14° 54' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 10.1m (v) Size: 9.9'x2.8' Type: SAB(s)ac Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 25./26.4.1992, 02.10 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 63x Filter: Field: 60' NE Lim.mag: 5.7m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 3 Weather: Occasional clouds. Brightness: 4 Alt: 40° Description: A edge-on galaxy with a faint stellar core. The E edge is a bit brighter and better defined than it's western counterpart. A faint patch was visible at the S tip. A mag. 13 star very near.