(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4214 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2004/04/09 5h38 UT
Location of site: Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley, Québec, Canada (Lat 45.4542°, Elev 316 m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Vixen 9x63 binoculars
Object(s): NGC 4214
Category: External galaxy.
Class: I AB
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 9.8  size 10 x 8
Position: RA 12:16  DEC 36:20
In Canes Venatici, at ~ 3¼° SW of 6 CVn. The location was difficult for lack of brilliant stars in this area in CVn. The object is very well positioned in the sky because it is very close to the zenith and only reveals itself like a small visible round nebulosity with averted vision. In moments, the object disappears and becomes very brilliant after. No other visible detail.
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