(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4096 - Inst: 4.5-inch (112 mm) f / 8 Reflector

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 (112 mm) f / 8 Reflector
Magnification: 50x, 100x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4096
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 10.60  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
A nice, big, fat edge-on. Very similar to NGC 4100 and some others between 
here and M109. There seem to be a number of them like this, of this character, 
in this area. It's about 4' in length, brighter in the central area, seems to 
fade out a little faster toward the N. Oriented N-S, slightly NNE-SSW tilt, 
with the S arm perhaps brighter. I can see some bright spots in the center 
that flicker in and out in my vision. It has an impression of 'linearness' 
longitudinally, whether it's a bright stripe down the middle or something, not
 just a foggy look to it. Tantalizingly close to showing more detail. A bit of 
mottling in the central bulge area, which really is just a little fatter and 
brighter than the rest.
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