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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4469 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06/21/04  04:20 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4469
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 12.6p  size 3.9' X 1.5'
Position: RA 12:29.5  DEC +08:45
Description:
A faint, elongated oval nebulous patch, aligned E-W.  Wider in the center
and tapering at each end.  Of nearly uniform brightness, there is very
slight 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.
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