(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4656 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04/27/03  03:45 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 136x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4656
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 10.3p  size 14' X 3.3'
Position: RA 12:44  DEC +32:10
A long, thin halo aligned NE-SW.  The halo is of uneven brightness, being
brightest on the SW end and becoming fainter as it extends to the NE.  There
was no detectable core.  Located with averted vision at 36x.  Did not bear
magnification well.  Best seen at 68x-72x.
The galaxy NGC 4657 which is located in the same field could not be identified.
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