Re: (IAAC) Obj: anonymous galaxy 12h29m +42o12m (MCG+07-26-011) - Inst: Newt 20" f/5
This object may be MAC1230+4140. In MegaStar, this galaxie lays
directly between ngc 4485 & ngc 4490.
There is no magnitude listed.
>Object: anonymous galaxy 12h29m +42o12m (MCG+07-26-011?)
>Category: Spiral galaxy
>Data: mag 12.5? size 2'x1'?
>RA/DE: 12h29m +42o12m
>This object was barely perceptible to averted vision as an
>elongated haze. Finding it under these conditions was simply
>a challenge for the scope and observer. The object can be
>located (if at all) with an easy sweep 1.5 degrees NW of the
>pretty yellow-orange star Beta Cvn, passing midway the two
>bright, lovely interacting galaxies ngc4485 and ngc4490. A
>DeepSky filter was used, to no perceptible effect. At medium
>power (210x), object position was alternately fixated on and
>viewed with averted vision, until a slight movement of the
>head brought the blur suddenly into view. [I'd be interested
>in knowing more about this galaxy - does it have a UGC # or
>at least an MCG designation? Is it related to 4485 and -90?]
>Karen Simmons & Lew Gramer firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.tiac.net/users/lewkaren