Basic object information

Object name: NGC 4179
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.9
Size: 4.2'x1.3'
Position angle: 143
Object classification: SO
Description: pB,pS,pmE135,bMN
Notes: H I 9;edge on spindle shape

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 12m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +1 18' 00"

Constellation: Virgo


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 6/7.4.2007 1:20

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 457x

Filter:

Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: III

Height: 28


Weather: -5C, windy

Pretty bright NW-SE elongated edge-on galaxy. Sharp edges, somewhat brighter core.