(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4365, NGC 4535, NGC 4526, NGC 4570, NGC 4596, NGC 4698 - Inst: 20" f/5 dob

[Forwarded with Doug's permission.]
Observer: Doug Herbst
Location: Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport PA USA
Date/Time: 16 May 2004, 10:00pm - 1:30am Local time
Equipment: 20" f/5 Obsession Dobsonian
Eyepieces: 35mm Panoptic (75x), 19mm Panoptic (132x), 13mm Lanthanum (192x)
Seeing: 5/10
Transparency: 9/10
Moon: None
Weather: Clear, Temp 46o F
Object(s): NGC 4365, NGC 4535, NGC 4526, NGC 4570, NGC 4596, NGC 4698
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E3, SAB(s)c, SAB(s), S0sp, SB(r)0a, SA(s)ab
Constellation: Vir
Data: Mag 9.6, 10.0, 9.7, 10.9, 10.4, 10.6
Position(s): 1224+0719, 1234+0811, 1234+0742, 1236+0714,
             1239+1010, 1248+0829
[Editor's Note: These objects were all observed during the
 same session. They are grouped here for convenience - so,
 are not necessarily related in any significant way. -Lew]
NGC 4365: not very large, with a halo gradually brightening
to a fairly prominent core. (75x, 132x)
NGC 4535: large diffuse face-on with a mottled texture;
foreground stars are sprinkled in front of it. (75x, 132x)
NGC 4526: a bright core surrounded by a flattened halo
flanked by two stars. (75x, 132x)
NGC 4570: bright core set in a slender halo with tapered
ends.  (75x, 192x)
NGC 4596: small, bright, and fuzzy; arranged interestingly
amid 3 stars.  (75x, 192x)
NGC 4698: small and round, flanked by two stars. (75x, 192x)