Messier 58

58 final

Object:   M58 (NGC 4579) Date:               2019 April 11
Type:              Spiral galaxy
Constellation:           Virgo Time & altitude:          00.15 UT   49º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               3/5
            R.A:                12h 38m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                11º 49 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     9.8 Eyepiece       8mm Ethos    x260
            Size (mins)    5 x 4 Filters:            None


Wind has died away and cloud has dissipated.  There is a round nucleus set in a bright core which is elongated in ratio 4:1 or 5:1. The long axis runs NE-SW. The halo is a 3:5 oval. On the SE side of the core is a dark lane. The halo is marginally fainter on the NE side.