BOOTES
by Steve Coe
13.1" f/5.6 unless noted

NGC 5248 Bright, Large, elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 135. Has a very
bright middle and an almost stellar nucleus at 135X. Averted vision
increases the size of galaxy quite a bit and also shows off some
beautiful mottling in the outer arm regions.

Cherry Rd. 6" f/6 7/10=S+T 22mm--easy to find
14mm--pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 1.8X1, much brighter middle, averted vision makes it double in size.


NGC 5263 Faint, pretty small, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 20
at 150X. Very little brighter in the middle with an 8th magnitude
star 5' south.

NGC 5312 Very faint, small, round, not much brighter middle, low
surface brightness at 150X.

NGC 5318 Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA 0 at 150X.
Much brighter middle with a stellar nucleus at 220X. This object
is designated NGC 5318\9 so NGC 5219 must be very near NGC 5218,
but I did not see two separate objects at any power.

NGC 5321 Faint, small, round, bright middle with an almost stellar
nucleus at 150X.

NGC 5347 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135
at 150X. Much brighter middle with a stellar nucleus at 220X.
This galaxy is very mottled at all powers.

NGC 5466 Pretty bright, large, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 15,
somewhat like a heart shape, pretty rich and compressed at 165X. 28
stars counted on a night I rated 7/10 for seeing. Even though this
globular has a bright core, it is still a pretty low surface
brightness object, kind of like Omega Centauri in a 2".

NGC 5490 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and much bright in the
middle at 165X. There are two very faint companions one to the north
and one to the south.

NGC 5492 Faint, small, elongated 3 X 1 in PA 165 and somewhat
brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 5523 Faint, pretty large, much elongated (3 X 1) in PA 90 and
brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 5529 Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 3X1 in PA 110,
somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X. There is a very faint
companion in the field it is small and round at 100X.

NGC 5533 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA
30 and very suddenly much brighter in the middle at 135X. There is a
13th mag star to the south of the nucleus.

NGC 5544 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in the
middle at 135X. It is in contact with NGC 5545.

NGC 5545 Pretty faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in the
middle at 135X.

NGC 5548 Faint, small, round, very much brighter middle at 100X.

NGC 5557 Pretty bright, pretty large, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA
90 and much brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at
165X.

NGC 5582 Pretty bright, small, little elongated (1.5 X 1) in PA 30
and much brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 5614 Pretty bright, pretty small, round and much brighter in the
middle at 165X. Paired with NGC 5613 which is very faint, small,
round and can only be seen with averted vision.

NGC 5633 Pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 20 and
has a bright middle at 100X.

NGC 5641 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165 and
much brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 5653 Pretty faint, pretty small, round, bright middle at 100X.

NGC 5656 Pretty faint, pretty large, little elongated (1.2 X 1) in
PA 60 and much brighter in the middle at 100X. There is a 13th mag
star about one arc minute to the south.

NGC 5660 Pretty bright, pretty large, little elongated (1.5 X 1) in
PA 90 and very gradually brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 5665 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated (1.5 X 1)
in PA 135 and somewhat brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 5669 Faint, large, little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 60, very
little brighter in the middle at 100X. This low surface brightness
galaxy has a somewhat brighter bar in the middle, averted vision
helps with this object.

NGC 5673 Pretty faint, pretty small, much elongated (3 X 1) in
PA 135 and much brighter in the middle at 100X. Going to 165X
will show off a stellar nucleus in moments of good seeing.

NGC 5676 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elongated 3X1 in PA 45 and brighter in the middle at 100X. Going to 165X will show off a stellar
nucleus and some nice mottling on a sharp night.

NGC 5687 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 100 and
brighter in the middle at 165X. There are several stars involved at
high power.

NGC 5689 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 90
and much brighter in the middle at 100X. NGC 5693 is to the south and
it is faint, small, round and not brighter in the middle.

NGC 5695 Pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135 and
has a bright middle at 100X. The listed magnitude for this object is
13.9, I would estimate it to be 12.8 visually.

NGC 5707 Pretty faint, pretty small, much elongated (3 X 1) in PA 30
and much brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 5739 Pretty faint, pretty small, round, somewhat brighter
middle with a stellar nucleus at 100X. There is a 13th mag star
about 10" south of the core.

NGC 5772 Pretty faint, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 30 and
much brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 5794 Faint, pretty small, round and little brighter in the middle
at 135X.

NGC 5795 Faint, pretty small, much elongated (2.5X1) in PA 75 and
somewhat brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 5797 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 1.5X1 in PA 90 and
somewhat brighter in the middle at 135X. This is the brightest galaxy
in the group.

NGC 5804 Very faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in the
middle at 135X.

NGC 5805 Pretty faint, pretty large, round and brighter in the
middle at 135X.

NGC 5820 Pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 90 and
much brighter in the middle at 100X. Raising the power to 220X shows
off a stellar nucleus. There are two very faint companions to the
east.

NGC 5857 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 2X1 in PA 90 and
little brighter in the middle at 165X. Nearly in contact with NGC
5859.

NGC 5859 Faint, pretty small, round and little brighter in the middle
at 165X. There is a very faint companion to the SW it is small and
round.

NGC 5875 Faint, pretty small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 135 and little
brighter in the middle at 100X. This is a low surface brightness
galaxy.

NGC 5895 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated (1.5X1) in PA 0
and not brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 5899 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elongated (3X1) in PA 25,
much brighter in the middle with an almost stellar nucleus at 100X.

NGC 5900 Very faint, pretty small, round and not brighter in the
middle at 100X.

NGC 5929 and 5930 both-Pretty faint, small, round and little brighter
in the middle at 165X. These two galaxies form a contact pair that is
elongated 2 X 1 in PA 45, somewhat like a figure 8.

Double Stars

1 BOO Split 165X, white and blue

Kappa BOO Easy at 100X, white and light blue

Iota BOO Wide at 100X, light yellow and light blue

Struve 1835 Just split at 100X, better at 165X, white
and light orange

Pi BOO Split 165X, both white, almost matched

Epsilon BOO Just split 165X, light yellow and light blue

XI BOO Easy at 100X, light yellow and orange

Delta BOO Wide at 100X, white and blue