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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4449 - Inst: 10" F/5.6 Discovery Dob



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Observation Poster: Brian Carter <nairbretrac@hotmail.com>
Observer: Brian Carter
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4-8-05
Location of site: Charlie Elliot, Covington GA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" F/5.6 Discovery Dob
Magnification: 53x, 101x, 135x, 200x, 2x Barlow
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC 4449
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Ig
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 9.6  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
Caldwell 21.  Box Galaxy.  Remarkably looks very much like the photographs given
in O'Meara's book and on SEDS.  It is box shaped with a couple of nice knots
one good one right of center.  Textured and mottled, like a faint
unresolved globular.  Stretched north/south, the northwest corver is a little rounder
and enlarged, like seen in photos.  Surprisingly photograph like is all I can
say.
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