(IAAC) OBJECTS: NGC 4559 (galaxy) INST: 18" f/4.2 Newt. LM=5.0 Rating: B-
Observer: Todd Gross
Your skill: Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 2/16/99 08:45 GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5.0 (measured) zenith
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): about 5
Moon up (phase?): No
Instrument: 18" Stabilite Newt f/4.2 1925mm fl
Filters used: none
Object data: Galaxy
Position: 12:36 27:58n
Personal "rating" (at this aperture, and sky condition): B-
Interesting object, primarily because of the foreground stars.
Large number of 13th magnitude and dimmer stars come into view
in the starfield when magnification is increased on this object.
Particular prominent, an upside down lazy "L" at one end of 3 approx.
13 magnitude stars.
The galaxy is med sized, bigger than many NGCs that I have been observing
of late in CVn and UMajor... and a bit dimmer, especially at low power.
In the eyepiece it was set vertically, and was long and quite plump, a bit
flatter on one side, and fairly featureless.
Boston Meteorologist Todd Gross
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