(IAAC) Re: (IAAC) Obj: anonymous galaxy 12h29m +42o12m (MCG+07-26-011?) - Inst: 20" f/5 dob
> From: Lew Gramer & Karen Simmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 00:38:09 -0500
> Subject: (IAAC) Obj: anonymous(?) galaxy 12h29m +42o12m - Inst: Newt 20"
> Category: Spiral galaxy
> Constellation: CVn
> 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?]
my Red Shift CD-ROM lists it:
12h28'46" - 42°12'14"
Visual Magnitude: 15.00
Hubble type: E
bright (first outer part)
major axis: 0.70'
minor axis: 0.45'