(IAAC) Obj: NGC4654) - 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: 03112002/02:10EST
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
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC4654)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: ?
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.5v  size 5.3' x 2.9'
Position: RA 12:44.0  DEC +13:07
220X-NGC4654 is a spiral galaxy that has multiple clumpy arms that are not well
organized. The core is not concentrated, rather it is irregular and clumpy. The
S-E end is irregular and diffused. There is a rift along the core on the S-W
side. note a 9.6 mag star near the North end.
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