(IAAC) Obj: M49 (NGC 4472) - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/12/2001  22.55 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 4.0 <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): M49 (NGC 4472)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E4
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 8.4  size 8'.9 x 7'.4
Position: RA 12:30  DEC +08:00
Large, extremely bright elliptical starsystem in Virgo. No real details seen,
just a bright center smoothly transforming into an ever fainter halo blending
in with the background sky. A very faint star is located just east.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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