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(IAAC) OBJ: NGC4605 (galaxy) INST: NEWT 14.5" FL=1580



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: NGC4605
Constellation: Uma.
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 5.8x2.2
Position: 12:40 61:37
Magnitude: 10.3
Personal "rating" this aperture: B-
This galaxy is kinda fat in the middle, like a cucumber.
Oval in shape, almost edge-on, but not at all like 
a needle, more like a very elongated, very evenly illuminated
galaxy. Very little detail, with the even illumination, not
brighter at the center.  Fairly small, but it's plump shape 
makes it seem a bit larger. Easy to spot. Good at all magnifications, 
especially mid-range around 150x. 
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