See also: Observation 2.
Object: Galaxy MESSIER 106 and NGC 4248         Constell: CVN

RA: 12h 19.0m (M106)    Decl: +47° 18'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 8.3m (v), 12.5m(v) Size: 18,9'x7,3', 3'x1' Type: SAB(s)bc,
                                                      I0? sp
Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartolam, Finland
Date/Time: 4./5.4.1997, 01.00

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 80x               Filter: 
Field: 37'              NE Lim.mag: 6.3m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: -4 °C, no Moon. Good.     

Brightness: 2, 5        Alt: 70°
Description: M 106: 12'x4'. Quite strongly concentrated with a
mag. 12 stellar nucleus. Some structure faintly visible: A thin
spiral arm arcs towards SE along the S side and another one -
stronger but shorter - is visible on the opposite side. Two
bright knots about 1.5' S and W fro the core.

NGC 4248: Faint but easy, visible at 40x. Elliptical 1.5:1.
Slightly and brodaly concentrated. Very close to a mag. 14 star.