(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4486 - 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
Object(s): NGC 4486
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E1p
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 8.6  size 7'x7'
Position: RA 12:30  DEC +12:23
M87, center of the Virgo Supercluster. This monster lurking in the center of
Virgo was very bright and very large. Easily found as I snaked my way around 
the Virgo cluster from north to south. I could see 4476 and 4478 in the same 
field. Clearly eliptical
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