8 May 2020 Observation Report, Robert P.

May 8, 2020 observation report, Eldorado, NM.  

Session:  8:30 – 9:30 pm, transparency average.

Telescope: 15in f/4.5 Reflector

Eyepiece:  All observations made with 13mm eyepiece (~131x)

A short session, with moon-rise close to 10pm.


  • M97 (Ursa Major)  Planetary.  Located it via Merak.  Faint nebulosity in shell. Eyes very faint tonight. 
  • M108  (Ursa Major) Galaxy. Located ~1 deg NW from Owl Neb. Edge on galaxy. Fairly bright, and mottled.  No clear bulge in center.

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