(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4526 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian

Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 5/12/2001  22.45 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): NGC 4526
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E7
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 9.6  size 7'.2 x 2'.3
Position: RA 12:34  DEC +07:42
Beautifully situated between the two southern stars of a triangle of bright
stars this very elongated and bright, large galaxy has a bright center and a
pretty bright halo abruptly going into the darkness of space.
There are two faint stars almost directly north and south of the center of
NGC 4526
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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