(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC 4111 (edge-on galaxy) INST: 18" f/4.2 NEWT. LM=4.6

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate 
Date and UT of observation: 2/14/99 10:00 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 4.6(estimated) zenith 
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):est. 3
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear, high clouds
Instrument: 18" Stabilite Newt f/4.2 1925mm fl
Magnifications: 71x,101x,275X
Filters used: none
Object: NGC 4111
Constellation: CVn
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 4.3'x.8'
Position: RA12:07 DEC43:05N
Magnitude: 11.4
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition):  B+
Very small, intriguing edge-on. Fairly high surface brightness.
Found this object right away at low power by it's "bluer" look than
the surrounding star field (yes, it was relatively blue-tinted) Magnification 
all the way through 275x was welcome by the galaxy, since it is so small.
Looking upsiding down in the Newt, the central bulge was reminiscent of
M104, and bulging out more on the south side. Strong hint of a dark lane at 
it's base (north, I believe, (PA is 150)) A mini- M104 for larger apertures!
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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