Messier M102


Object Information
Messier object: M102
Note: Messier's final catalog no object is found at his location and most believe that it is a relisting of M101. Astronomical League uses NGC 5866 for M102
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 5866
Discription: Elliptical Galaxy, Spindle Galaxy
Located in constellation: Draco
Right ascension in hours minutes: 15:06.5
Declination in degrees minutes: 55:46
Visual magnitude: 9.9
Size: 5.2 x 2.3 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
Detailed discription of M102 in SEDS Messier database
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Observing Log
Date of observation:
Time at end of first CCD image PDT
Time at end of last CCD image PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object:
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon rise/set at PDT on
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at PDT on
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at PDT on
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: - seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: - seconds dark frames

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