(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4431 - Inst: 10" LX200, F/10

Observer: Jeffrey Edmonds
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 00:17 CT, 14 June 1999
Location of site: Konza Prairie, Kansas (Lat 39.06, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8 <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 4431
Category: External galaxy.
Class: S?
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 12.9  size 1.7'x1.0'
Position: RA 12:27  DEC +12:17
Very faint
Could discern little to no definition of shape. 4440 was fairly easy to find
considering its closeness to the M86 group. 4436 took a little concentration
and there was only the slightest hint of 4431. I am not sure why 4431
 was more difficult to see. It is supposedly a little brighter than 4436.
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