(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4438 - Inst: 10" LX200, F/10

Observer: Jeffrey Edmonds
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01:41 CT, 12June99
Location of site: Manhattan, Kansas (Lat 39.06, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" LX200, F/10
Magnification: x96-x147
Object(s): NGC 4438
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sa/Pec
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.2  size 9.7'x3.9'
Position: RA 12:27  DEC +13:05
Readily found east of M86. Forms a pair known as "The Eyes". Definition 
was improved by carfeully moving the field a bit.
Seen fairly near the horizon with some ambient light.Also had a fair amount 
of lightening to the south for the entire evening. This may have led to a loss 
of soom night vision for these observations. 
Local supercluster, 4438 Opt Rad Vel. 20 Km/Sec, 4435 781
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