Basic object information

Object name: NGC 4619 & SN2006ac
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.7
Size: 1.3'x1.3'
Object classification: SBb/P
Description: F,pS,R,lbM,*8-9f

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 41m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +35 04' 00"

Constellation: Canes Venatici

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 24/25.2.2006 22:00

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x


Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 4

Seeing: 3

Height: 41
Visuality: III
Weather: -10C, windy

NGC 4619 is quite bright N-S elongated galaxy, pretty bright and long core is also parallel. There is a faint (15.9 mag) supernova 2006ac visible on the north edge. The supernova was very difficult, I looked about 30 min until clouds came. During that time I got about five glimpses with averted vision. Some background stars might be missing because I concentrated on galaxy