(IAAC) Obj: NGC 4490 - Inst: Astroscan 2001 4,1" f4.2


Observer: Martin Baur
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 22.05.2001 11:30pm CET
Location of site: Rise near Kleinenberg, Germany (Lat +51, Elev 1300 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 est. <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Astroscan 2001 4,1" f4.2
Magnification: 26x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 4490
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 9.8  size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
I found a quite good rural observing site half an hour to drive and
had some good nights to hunt a few galaxies with this small but very
handy scope.  Most of them were very faint hazes. However, I had some
nice views.
NGC 4490 best seen as a small and faint spot with averted vision. No
elongation noticed. Easy found near Beta CVn. A triple of mag 11 stars
to the north can easily be supposed as another dimer galaxy at this
low magnification.
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