(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4435, NGC 4438 (The Eyes) - Inst: 120mm f/8.3 refractor

Observation Poster: Diego González <digonzalz@gmail.com>
Observer: Diego González
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 10/04/2005 0:15 UT
Location of site: Asturias, Spain (Lat 43º N, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 120mm f/8.3 refractor
Magnification: 50x, 80x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4435, NGC 4438 (The Eyes)
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10,8 / 10.2  size 3'
Position: RA 12:28  DEC +13:05
Observed after M84 and M86, this pair of galaxies ("The Eyes") shares field 
with them in low power eyepieces. Both are part of the Markarian's Chain. This 
is a close pair of galaxies (distance is 5´); the north component (NGC 4435) 
seems brighter and has a bright core. NGC 4438 is fainter and more diffuse. 
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