(IAAC) Obj: M84, M86, M87, NGC 4435, NGC 4438 (The Eyes of Copeland), NGC 4387, NGC 4388 (Markarian Chain) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian
Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/10/2001 22.00 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): M84, M86, M87, NGC 4435, NGC 4438 (The Eyes of Copeland), NGC 4387, NGC 4388 (Markarian Chain)
Category: External galaxy.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
At 49X the 3 Messier galaxies and the pair known as the Eyes were seen in the
space of just 2 fields of view. M87 is the brightest of the lot and the Eyes
were pretty difficult at this magnification.
NGC 4387-88 were only seen at higher powers. Very impressive area of the Virgo
cluster with many more galaxies visible just minutes away in all directions.
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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