(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC4036 (galaxy) INST: 14.5" FL 1580mm newt

Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 11/20/00 09:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 4.8 zenith, 4.7 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 6
Moon up (phase?): Crescent
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt 
Magnifications: Various from 83-260x
Filters used: None
Object: NGC4036
Constellation: Uma.
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 4.3x1.7
Position: 12:01 61:54
Magnitude: 10.7
Personal "rating" this aperture: B-
This edge-on is particularly bright near the 
core, with the thin extensions out on either 
side. Viewed easily with all magnifications 
tried, best around mid-range 150x or so. Due to
the somewhat light polluted skies, some effort
and averted vision was required to bring out the
extentions very clearly, but it was obviously
an edge on with a bright, slightly bulging, and
also elongated core. May have gotten a better rating
in better conditions.
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