See also: Observation 2.
Object: Galaxy MESSIER 87 + surrounding gal.    Constell: VIR

RA: 12h 30.8 (M87)      Decl: +12° 23.4'        Epoch: 2000
Mag: 8.6m (v)           Size: 8,4'x6.7'         Type: E0+ p

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 19.720.4.1995, 01.00

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 3 
Weather: Good. 0 °C. No Moon.      

Brightness:             Alt:    
Description: M87: Impressively bright. Round, very much
concentrated towards a non-stellar center. The core seems a bit
elliptical S-N. Diam. about 3.5' Brightness 2.

The 2nd brightest galaxy is NGC 4478 about 10' w of M87. A very
bright (12.5m ) stellar (?) nucleus surrounded by a faint haze,
diam. 1,2'x0.7'. (11.4m(v),1.9'x1.6',E2,Br3)

A bit W of ngc 4478 is NGC 4476 (12.2m (v), 1.7'x1.2', SA(r)0-
:,Br3) Somewhat fainter than -78, much smaller. A bright
(13m) stellar nucleus and some faint (Br4) haze. Size about
40''-50'', a bit elliptical. 

NGC 4486A: 7' SE of M87. Stellar, about 13m. Br1. (13.5m,
0.8'x0.7',C)

NGC 4486B: On the opposite side of M87, also 7'  off. Stellar,
12.5m. (13.3m(v), 0.6'x0.6', cE0, Br1).