(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4494 - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newt

Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999 April 22/23
Location of site: Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, UK. (Lat +53, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II / III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newt
Magnification: x44; x88
Object(s): NGC 4494
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Coma
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Quite an easy object to find not far from the centre of the Coma star
cluster.  At x88 the core appeared distinctly stellar, with a
diffuseness around it.  It was impossible to determine any orientation
for the major axis.  At times the core appeared multi-stellar (ie. as
a multiple star), but that's probably a by-product of tired eyes.
'Panning out' to x44, and the major axis seemed to lie NNE - SSW at
times.  No structure was readily visible.
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