(IAAC) Obj: M98 (NGC 4192) - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 4/18/1999  22.25 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M98 (NGC 4192)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 10.1  size 9'.5 x 3'.2
Position: RA 12:14  DEC +14:54
Located just 30' from 6 Comae, M98 appears as a very elongated, sigar
shaped galaxy. There is no readily identifiable nucleus and there is a
definite mottling effect across this galaxy. Increasing the
magnification improved the view somewhat.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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