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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4217 - Inst: 4.5-inch (112 mm) 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 0730 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 4217
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 11.96  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
The center of the galaxy is just S of the dimmer of two stars that are aligned
 at about the same axis of the galaxy. Really distorts the view. The galaxy 
glow seems to start about where the brighter of the two stars (the one to the 
N) is and continues to the SW. NE-SW elongation, an edge-on. Not really thin, 
but not too fat either- not much of a bulge to it. But those two stars really 
distort the view. I can't really see the nucleus very well. It appears to be 
just SSW of the dimmer of the two stars and not really condensed very much. 
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