(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4027 - Inst: 30" f/4 dob
Observer: Mark Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12:30 am CDT
Location of site: New Haven, Mo. (Lat +38, Elev 700)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30" f/4 dob
Object(s): NGC 4027
Category: External galaxy.
Data: mag size
Position: RA : DEC :
NGC 4027 is located about 1 degree southwest of NGC 4038/4039. It had
the appearance of a spiral galaxy with only one arm that curved around
until it almost pointed back at the central part of the galaxy. The
straight part of the arm had a constant brightness along it's lenght
and then started to dim where the curved part of the arm began. A
star was located in the gap between the end of the arm and the center.
The central part of the galaxy was brighter than the arm and showed
some brightening toward the core. Overall brightness was about the
same as the dimmer component of 4038/4039.
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