(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4440 and NGC 4429 - Inst: 8" F/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 4/18/1999  23.30 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52.09N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" F/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4440 and NGC 4429
Category: External galaxy.
Class: S(B)a and SO
Constellation: Vir
Data: mag 11.8 and 10.2  size 
Position: RA 12:27  DEC +12:
Two non messier galaxies in the Virgo cluster located near M87.
NGC 4440 is a small and very faint galaxy 43' from M87.

NGC 4429 is a rather bright galaxy located very close to a mag. 9 star. Very
elongated almost E-W with a very bright nucleus.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage: URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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