(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4216 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/10/2001  21.45 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC 4216
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.0  size 8'.3 x 2'.2
Position: RA 12:16  DEC +13:09
Pretty bright galaxy in the Virgo cluster.
This galaxy has a very bright and starlike nucleus in a bright core with a
fainter halo surrounding it. It is pretty elongated almost north-south. Just
off one of the tips of this galaxy is a mag 12 star.
There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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