See also: Observation 2.
Object: Virgo galaxy cluster center             Constell: VIR

RA: 12h 26.2m (M84)     Decl: +12° 56.8'        Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 1./2.3.1992, 01.20

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 63x               Filter:
Field: 62'              NE Lim.mag: 6.3m
Background sky: 1-2     Seeing: 2 
Weather: Very good.                

Brightness:             Alt: 40°
Description: 12 galaxies in one field!!
Identifications: Edge-on near N edge of field = NGC 4402:
Suprisingly easy, low surface brighness.

Bright galaxy S of ngc 4402: MESSIER 86 
Bright galaxy W of m 86: MESSIER 84
Small galaxy between m84/m86: NGC 4387
Edge-on S of ngc 4387: NGC 4388
Faint galaxy ESE of ngc 4388: NGC 4413 
Slightly brighter galaxy ENE of ngc 4413: NGC 4425 
Two bright galaxies NE of ngc 4425: NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 (-38
is the elliptical one)   
Triplet near S edge of field - from E to W: NGC 4440, NGC 4436,
NGC 4431). NGC 4440 was easy but the two other ones were only
suspected at 63x. (Confirmed at 133x.)


M 86         8.9m(v)       8.9'x5.8'         E3
M 84         9.1m(v)       6.5'x5.6'         E1
NGC 4402    11.7m(v)       3.9'x1.1'         Sb sp
NGC 4387    12.0m(v)       1.8'x1.1'         E
NGC 4388    11.0m(v)       5.7'x1.3'         SA(s)b: sp        
NGC 4413    12.3m(v)       2.4'x1.5'         (R')SB(rs)ab?
NGC 4425    11.8m(v)       3'x1'             SB0+: sp 
NGC 4435    10.8m(v)       2.8'x2.0'         SB(s)0
NGC 4438    10.1m(v)       8.6'x3.2'         SA(s)0/ap:
NGC 4431    12.9m(v)       1.7'x1.1'         SA(r)0
NGC 4436    13.0m(v)       1.6'x0.7'         S0
NGC 4440    11.7m(v)       1.9'x1.6'         SB(rs)a