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(IAAC) Obj: NGC4157 - 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: 06022003/0515ut
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): NGC4157
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAB
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 13.1p  size 7.7'x1.3'
Position: RA 12:11  DEC +50:29
Description:
120X- NGC4157 appears as a thin streak without any detail.
220X- NGC4157 appears diffuse and indistinct with little if any noticable
brighting in the center. Any distinction between the halo and core is not observed. There is a bright star near the Western end. No other DSO's in the FOV. 
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