(IAAC) Obj: M85, NGC 4394 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian

Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April 18/19 1998
Location of site: Bonnyton house, Ayr,Scotland (Lat 55 24', Elev 140m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian
Magnification: X149, X220
Object(s): M85, NGC 4394
Category: External galaxy.
Class: elliptical galaxy, spiral galaxy
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.2, ?  size 7'x5', ?
Position: RA 12:25  DEC +18:11
With X149 an elliptical galaxy, more elliptical and extended than some. 
There is a nice bright star overlying the galaxy. Just below it in the
field is an edge on spiral NGC 4394 (magnitude 10.9 length 3.5')
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