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(IAAC) Obj: NGC4290 - 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: 06022003/0539ut
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): NGC4290
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 12.7p  size 2.3' x 1.5'
Position: RA 12:20  DEC +58:05
Description:
120X- NGC4290 appears like an unfocused star. (Fuzzy)
220X- NGC4290 Found with averted vision. Once located it is easy enough with direct vision. It appears as a small (20") disc with weak halo. NGC2384; 14 mag, lies nearby 4.7' at PA 269*, but was not detected due to poor sky conditions.
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