Sunday, 4 May 2014

M61





M61
Constellation - Virgo
Spiral galaxy
Distance - 60mly
Mag 9.69

Date 2/5/14
Transparency - Excellent
SQM 21.65 (LM 6.4)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP 14mm Delos x135 (TFoV 0.32')

Sketch notes
The bright central bar was quite obvious pointing SW to NE, very little detail seen in the lower half of the galaxy but one big arm swept of the top.

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