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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4340 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/06/03  03:35 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: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 68x, 72x, 136x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4340
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 11.2  size 3.5' X 2.8'
Position: RA 12:23.5  DEC +16:43
Description:
A round, to slightly oval, uniform halo.  There is slight brightening toward
the core.  Located with direct vision at 36x.  Bears magnification well.
Best seen at 136x.  In the same 136x (21') field with NGC 4350.
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