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(IAAC) Obj: NGC4144 - Inst: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster



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Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06022003/0458ut
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 5/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster
Magnification: 120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC4144
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAB
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 12.1p  size 6.1'x1.3'
Position: RA 12:09  DEC +46:27
Description:
120X- NGC4144 appears as a thin needle, faint with direct vision but brightning
at the center.
220X- NGC4144 is diffuse, both the halo and core. The halo does not show any dust lane. The core appears elongated and grainy. No other DSO's in the FOV.
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