Basic object information
Object name: NGC 4256
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.1
Size: 4.5'x0.8'
Position angle: 42
Object classification: Sb
Description: pB,L,cE38,bMBN,sBN in B bulge
Notes: H II 846;edge-on spindle

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 12h 18m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +65 54' 00"

Constellation: Draco

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date/Time: 19/20.3.2009 23:35

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 300x


Field: 14'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2 (20.5)

Seeing: 2

Visuality: I

Height: 79

Weather: -14C

A nice NE-SW elongated edge off galaxy, brighter core in the middle of central bulge.