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NGC 4449

Started by Rod Kaufman, 05/05/2011 02:59AM
Posted 05/05/2011 02:59AM Opening Post
Certainly one of the more interesting and peculiar galaxies I've observed in awhile. At magnitude 9.6, it's bright enough to be seen from my home in my 16" dob and it responds fairly well to my broadband filter. It basically reminds me of a smaller version of M76. The Observer's Guide calls it, "an interesting galaxy with a rough rectangular halo showing considerable detail."
I'd call it a "must see"...
Posted 05/05/2011 10:46AM #1

Thanks for point it out... I'll give it a try as soon as I can..

Posted 05/06/2011 04:48AM #2
That's one of my favorites; I tend to hit it whenever I'm moseying around Canes Ven. I call it the "train wreck." It's such a mess--very irregular, with many concentrations of brightness. Definitely a must see.

George Golitzin
Posted 05/06/2011 08:32PM #3
sounds great, if the clouds ever part again this spring I will definitely check it out.