Basic object information
Name: M 59
Type of object: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.6
Surface brightness: 11.8 mag/sq arcmin
Size: 5.3'x4.0'
Position angle: 165
Object classification: E3
Description: B,pL,lE,vsvmbM,2 * p
Notes: B diff N;smooth arms


Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 12h 42m 02.5s
Declination: +11 38' 48"

Constellation: Virgo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Lakasenpelto, Imatra, Finland
Date/Time: 25/26.3.2003 0.10

Telescope: 16" Dobson f 4.5

Magn: 244x

Filter: deepsky

Field: 13'

NE Lim.mag: 5,9

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 37
Visuality: II
Weather: -1C

Kirkas ja tiivis ydin, jota ympäröi sumu. Aika vaatimaton Messier -kohde.

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