(IAAC) NGC 4278 galaxy 20" Dobsonian

Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate
Date/time of observation: 20/04/2001 01:30 UT
Location of site: Bonnyton house drive, Ayrshire, Scotland
Site classification: rural
Sky darkness: 6 <zenithal limiting magnitude>
Seeing: III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" F4.4 Newton on Dobsonian mount
Magnification: X240
Filter(s): None,
Object: NGC4278
Object type: External galaxy.
Class: E1.5
Position: 12 17.6  +29 34
Constellation: Coma
Data: Mag : 10.2   ;  Size  3.6' x 3.5'
Object Rating: C
Description: A somewhat elliptical galaxy with a bright core. It lies at the
northern following end of a line of 4 moderately bright stars. Just below
the line connecting this galaxy to a faint star following it there is a very
faint galaxy, NGC 4283 magnitude 13 size 1.5' X 1.5' though less is visible
Nick Martin, Bonnyton House, By Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EW ,Scotland, UK.
 Latitude 55 24'56" Longitude 4 26' 00".
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