(IAAC) Obj: NGC4904 - Inst: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04102005/0159ut
Location of site: Lake Jordon, NC (BigWoods) (Lat +35:46.8, Elev 250')
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 6/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 56CM, f:4.1 StarMaster
Magnification: 120X,220X,
Filter(s): NBF, None
Object(s): NGC4904
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 12.6(B)  size 2.2' x 1.4'
Position: RA 13:00.9  DEC -00:01.5
120X-NGC4904 appears as a quite faint diffuse oval. A little brighter in the
center. It is visable with direct vision with some difficulty.
Narrow Band Filter does not help any.
220X-NGC4904 shows a faint, diffuse, slightly oval halo with a very little
brighter bar. I cannot detect a central bulge. the sky is too bright for
averted vision to help. The galaxy is easier to find when jiggling the scope.
The seeing and rapid temperature drop will not support more power.
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