(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4047 - Inst: 4.5-inch (112mm) f/ 8 Reflector
Observation Poster: Eric Vondra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Object(s): NGC 4047
Category: External galaxy.
Data: mag 13.00 size
Position: RA : DEC :
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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