(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4586 - 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: 05/27/05  03:25 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10.1" f/4.5 Newtonian reflector
Magnification: 128x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 4586
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 11.7  size 4.0' X 1.3'
Position: RA 12:38.5  DEC +04:19
A faint elongated oval halo aligned E-W.  It is uniform in appearance
and shows slight, gradual brightening to a diffuse core.  Visible with
averted vision at 128x, it could then be held with direct vision but 
began to fade into the background at 257x.
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