(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4490 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars

Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/04/09 5h46 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 4490
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBd
Constellation: Crv
Data: mag 9.8  size 6.4 x 3.3
Position: RA 12:31  DEC 41:38
In Canes Venatici, at ~ ¾ ° NW of Chara. The observation of this galaxy was a little special because NGC 4490 is very near of a second weaker galaxy, NGC 4485, and I wondered whether what I saw were the addition of the 2 objects. For NGC 4490, the object is observed without problem with averted vision and I note that this galaxy is of modest size. In moments, the object becomes more brilliant. No other visible details.
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