Basic object information

Object name: NGC 4536
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.3
Size: 7.6'x3.2'
Position angle: 130
Object classification: SBbc
Description: B,vL,mE110,sbM,er
Notes: H V 2;NGC 4533 @ 8.2';high tilt spiral w long curvd arms

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 34m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +2 11' 00"

Constellation: Virgo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 9/10.4.2007 1:30

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 30

Weather: -7C

A hurried sketch of NGC 4536 which is.a fine spiral galaxy that shows some structure at 352x. Let's begin of the core, the inner layer is very small, almost stellar, and oval outer layer surrounds it. Spiral arms are connected with the outer layer. The northern arm is clearly stronger and longer than southern one. The whole complex is involved with fainter haze with averted vision.