NGC 4656 – May 26, 2017

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Date and Time: 2017-05-26 01:09
Observer: Default Observer
Object Class: Galaxy
Object Coordinates: 12h44m48.3s, +32°04’42”
Constellation: CVn
Magnitude: 9.7
Altitude: 57°

Object: NGC 4656
Location: Texas Star Party
Seeing and Transparency: The seeing is okay. The transparency is very bad.
Telescope: Zhumell Z12 12″ Dob
Log: Observed with Tele Vue Ethos 13mm, 115x. It is elongated from about 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock and it bends at the left side. The bent portion is about a 1/4 of the length of the rest of the galaxy. It’s very thin, and in the upper right, about 1/3 from the end, there’s a brightening with a core, moderately condensed. The lower bent part also appears brighter, and slightly condensed. It has a mottled texture. It’s very thin, and pretty faint.

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