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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4559 - Inst: Vixen 9x63 binoculars



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Observation Poster: Stéphane Meloche <stephanemeloche@videotron.ca>
Observer: Stéphane Meloche
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 2005/04/10 4h55 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
Magnification: 
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 4559
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SABc
Constellation: Com
Data: mag 10.0  size 12 x 5
Position: RA 12:36  DEC 27:58
Description:
In Coma Berenices, at ~2°E of Gamma Com. The object is so weak in brightness that I distinguish it with many difficulties. I am able to confirm this observation because it is located in an area very low in stars inside Coma Berenices. This made that the object cannot be confused with a very weak star. I note that NGC 4559 is of lengthened form, without more.
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