(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4220 - Inst: 4.5-inch (114mm) 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 0715 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 (114mm) f / 8 Reflector
Magnification: 50x, 100x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4220
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 12.00  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Looks like a stretched oval in a WNW-ESE orientation. Considerably smaller 
than NGC 4096, perhaps 1 to 1-1/2' in length. Gives me the impression of a 
fish, with the head to the WNW, maybe because the other end trails off a 
little bit more and it's the shape of a typical fish. Seems to fan out more on 
the SW side of it in the curve there. Maybe the NE part is the brighter 
central part of it. I get glimmers of a more condensed core, maybe stretched 
out a bit, but nothing particularly stellar- a little fuzzier than stellar. 
The core is quite small, maybe broken up into a couple of pieces? 
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