(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC 4631(galaxy) INST: 18" Newt f/4.2 fl 1925mm (dob)

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 12/23/98 09:05GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.8(estimated) zenith 
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 18" Stabilite Newt f/4.2 1925mm fl
Magnifications: Binoviewer, 128X
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 4631
Constellation: CVn
Object data: Edge-on galaxy
Size(s): 15.5x2.7
Position: RA12:42 DEC32:32N
Magnitude: 9.2
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B-
This is a highly elongated, cigar-like, almost edge-on 
galaxy with a brighter central region and slightly fatter on 
one end than the other.  Outside star very near it's center. 
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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