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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4047 - Inst: 4.5-inch (112mm) f/ 8 Reflector



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Observation Poster: Eric Vondra <parasyonok@ixpres.com>
Observer: Eric Vondra
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 17 Jan 2004 0700 UT
Location of site: Paris, VA (Lat 39N, Elev 225m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 4.5-inch (112mm)  f/ 8 Reflector
Magnification: 50x, 100x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4047
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 13.00  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Actually it's not a difficult pickup in 100x. Rather large- at least 1' wide. Round, either a face-on or elliptical. Seems to brighten a little bit towards the center and I'm definitely getting a stellar nucleus in averted vision. It's actually brighter than I would expect, given the magnitude. Diffuses pretty evenly outward. It's a little too dim to pull out much in the way of detail. I just got a hint that maybe a sector of it is perhaps a little brighter than the rest, maybe on the north side. If I had to give it an elongation, I'd give it an E-W oval shape the more I look at it, but it's difficult to tell.
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