Basic object information

Object name: NGC 4161
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 13.1
Size: 1.1'x0.7'
Position angle: 50
Object classification: Sc
Description: F,S,R

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 11m 30.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +57 44' 00"

Constellation: Ursa Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 20/21.3.2006 1:47

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Height: 79
Visuality: III
Weather: -12C

My second visit to NGC 4161, the last was in 2002. Now the core was somewhat brighter than halo, but the overview was still same. Pretty bright and small, strongly elongated in NE-SW. Nicely surrounded by stars.