Basic object information
Object name: NGC 4618 & NGC 4625
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 10.6 & 12.4
Size: 4.2'x3.4' & 2.3'x1.9'

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 12h 41m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +41 09' 00"
Constellation: Canes Venatici

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date/Time: 13/14.4.2010 0:10

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 214x
Field: 23'
Background sky: 2 (21.0)Visuality: II

Filter: -
NE Lim.mag: 6.4
Seeing: 3
Height: 69

Weather: -0C, scattered clouds

At first I didn't believe what I'm seeing. It took a long time to be sure that NGC 4618 is really a some kind of donut. A main core and the brighter area on the south are quite easy to detect but bridges between them required averted vision, center is clearly darker. This has to be a really amazing object with larger scopes.