(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4612 - Inst: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 05/11/05  03:45 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 36x, 77x, 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4612
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 10.9  size 2.5' X 1.9'
Position: RA 12:41.5  DEC +07:19
A uniform oval halo aligned NW-SE.  It brightens to a fairly bright,
diffuse core.  A faint field star is located just off the E. edge.
Visible with averted vision at 36x, it bore magnification well and
was best seen at 257x.
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