(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4244 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@cox.net>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03/11/02 11:00pm PST
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft.)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 22x, 44x, 73x, 110x
Object(s): NGC 4244
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 10.2  size 16' x 1.8'.
Position: RA :  DEC :
A large galaxy.  Dimly located at 22x, very long thin shape.  Thin needle shape 
obvious at 44x as its name "Silver Needle Galaxy" suggested.  A mag 6.7 yellow 
star SAO 62952 nearby.  Dimmer at 73x, filled 1/3 of FOV.  Really dim now at 
110x, but the central region noticeably brighter than the rest of the galaxy.  
SAO 62952 turned out to be a nice double and cleanly split with extremely dim 
companion (est. mag 10-11).
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