(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4494 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/13/1999  23.00 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <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): NGC 4494
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E1
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 9.9  size 4'.8 x 3'.8
Position: RA 12:31  DEC +25:47
I stumbled on this galaxy while searching for NGC 4565 and confirmed
its ID later from a starchart.
Round galaxy with a small bright nucleus and located close to a bright star.
At 203X it appeared larger and brighter but showing no more details. I
suspected a fuzzy looking object just to the north on more than one
occasion but there are no further objects charted closeby.
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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