(IAAC) Obj: M49 - Inst: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian


Observer: Nick Martin
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: April 18/19 1998
Location of site: Bonnyton house, Ayr,Scotland (Lat 55 24', Elev 140)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 20" f4.4 Dobsonian
Magnification: X149, X220
Object(s): M49
Category: External galaxy.
Class: elliptical galaxy
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 8.4  size 9 X 7
Position: RA 12:30  DEC +8:00
A big round galaxy with a faint outer halo.
There is a nice field star to the north-east of the nucleus.
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