Basic object information
Object name: NGC 5317
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.4
Size: 6.8'x4.4'
Position angle: 30
Object classification: SBc/P
Description: cF,L,R,gbM
Notes: H II 534;sBN in smooth cent w dk matter

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 13h 56m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +5 01' 00"
Constellation: Virgo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date/Time: 23/24.4.2009 1:05

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 214x
Field: 23'
Background sky: 2 (21.00)Visuality: I

Filter:
NE Lim.mag: 6.7
Seeing: 4
Height: 33

Weather: -4C, astronomical twilight

Not a good object for these skies but still I was able to detect some spiral-arms on the both edges with averted vision. This would be a superb object in the darkest sky.