(IAAC) Obj: NGC4599 - 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/
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 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster
Magnification: 220X, 12mm X 1.15 ParaCor
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC4599
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sab
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 9.5v  size 3.5' x 2.7'
Position: RA 12:49.1  DEC -08:40
220X-NGC4699 is a fat oval lying NE-SW containing a concentrated oval core with
a definate stellar nucleus. The halo shows fairely even brightness. The core is
quite bright and sharply defined, but it seems to be slightly off center to the
272X- The halo suggest that there may be some motteling even though it's subtile
requiring close scrutiny. The core is bright, evenly illuminated with a stellar
nucleus that is steady and bright.
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