M 82

Name: M 82
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.4
Constellation: Ursa Major
Right Ascension: 9h 55m 58s
Declination: 69° 40' 27" N
Altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 329.6°

Observation details:
Observation time (UT): 07 Apr 2000 23:09
Duration: 10 min
Observer: RAH
Site: Pilot Rock OR
Seeing (Antoniadi scale): II: Slight undulations
Weather: Clear, cold 40deg thin cresent moon

Equipment details:
Instrument: 12.5" EL
Eyepiece: 17 Nagler
Barlow: Paracor
Magnification: 107x
Field of view: 0° 45'

Very bright, tight core. Difficult to tell any elongation - mostly spherical.
Went to 12 mm Nag, then added Paracor - but failed to resolve the core futher. Still round neb around the core.