(IAAC) Obj: NGC5643 - Inst: 55CM, f:4.1 StarMaster

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03112002/02:00EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 55CM, f:4.1 StarMaster 
Magnification: 220X (12mm x 1.15X ParaCore)
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5643
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBa
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.8v  size 3.0' x 3.0'
Position: RA 12:43.3  DEC +01:59
220X-NGC4643 is a very faint oval halo with a bright barred core with a stellar
nucleus. The BAR is oriented 48* PA. It is bright, round with knob-like
protuberances on each side. Faint, but intriguing.
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