Obj: NGC 4388 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/23/04  04:05 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4388
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 11.0  size 5.6' X 1.3'
Position: RA 12:25.5  DEC +12:40
A faint, elongated nebulous streak, aligned E-W.  Wider in the center and
tapering toward each end.  There is slight, gradual brightening toward the
core.  Visible with averted vision at 80x, it did not bear magnification
well, fading into the background at higher power.  Best seen at 133x.
Located in the same 80x(38') field and approx. 20' S of M84 and M86.
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