(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4656 - Inst: 220mm f/5 Newt


Observer: Paul Haworth
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999 April 22/23 23:00UT
Location of site: Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham, UK. (Lat +53, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II / III <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: Major - gibbous or near object
Instrument: 220mm f/5 Newt
Magnification: x44
Object(s): NGC 4656
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CaV
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Fairly easy to find by star hopping.  An obviously edge-on or
irregular galaxy.  A brighter core, seemingly displaced to the west
slightly (NB this, I realised afterwards, is due to its irregular
nature).  NGC 4657 is meant to be in the same field according to
SkyMap, but I was unable to see it, possibly due to the moon.  This
galaxy would probably be a treat in a large telescope.
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