Howdy all! Last night, I decided to take a look around Leo and try to find M95 and M96. Try I did, but not sure what I was looking at exactly!
Between using Skyfari, binoculars and a telrad, I'm pretty good at finding the general neighborhood of DSOs with my 10 inch Dob, but I couldn't distinguish
anything in the neighborhood of M95/M96 from stars last night.....there were a few yellow/orangish dots that look suspicious, but still, I couldn't be sure. I was using anywhere from 50x to 114x magnification.
Conditions were very good, maybe excellent.....but I'm under Bortle 6 SF Bay Area skys.
So, my question is, what should be be able to discern about M95/M96 given the above mentioned conditions and equipment. Probably try again tonight if seeing conditions