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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4754/4762 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian



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Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 5/17/1999  22.10 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II-III <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 4754/4762
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB0
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.6/10.2  size 4'.7 x 2'.6/8'.7 x 1'.6
Position: RA 12:52  DEC +11:15
Description:
Found at 98X not far from M60.
NGC 4754 is the fainter of the two. It is almost round and has no real
brightning towards the middle. NGC 4762 is a quite elongated galaxy and much
brighter than NGC 4754. Oriented almost N-S it is located close by a triangle
of three stars. NGC 4762 looks somewhat like a miniature NGC 4565.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
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Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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