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(IAAC) Obj: NGC5440 - 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: 06232003/0516ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <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): NGC5440
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sa
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 13.2p  size 4.1' x 1.6'
Position: RA 14:03  DEC +34:45
Description:
120X- NGC5440 appears as a faint round diffuse spot, almost star like.
220X- NGC5440 a0ppears as a faint small round core and a baely detectable halo. The core is difficult, but observable with direct vision. However the halo is decernable only with averted vision and the West ANSE is lost in the glare of 12.5 mag star that is superimposed on the Galaxy. No other DSO's are visible in the FOV.
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