Basic object information
Object name: NGC 4038 & NGC 4039
Popular name: Ringtail Galaxy
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 10.3 & 10.4

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 12h 01m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -18 52' 00"

Constellation: Corvus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: NOT (2390 m), La Palma, Spain
Date/Time: 29/30.3.2008 2:15

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 115x

Filter:

Field: 43'

NE Lim.mag: 7.4

Background sky: 1

Seeing: 2

Height: 42
Visuality: II
Weather: +4C, wind 16 m/s, seeing 0,8"

A beautiful galaxy complex consists of NGC 4038 and NGC 4039. They are contacted to each other on the east ends. NGC 4038 has little bit higher surface brightness whereas NGC 4039 is larger in size.