Object: Galaxies NGC 4278, -83 and -86          Constell: COM

RA: 12h 20.12m (-78)    Decl: +29° 16.8'        Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 10./11.4.1996, 23.45

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 6.2m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 

Brightness: 3, 3, 5     Alt:    
NGC 4278 (10.1m (v), 4.1'x3.8', E1+) is the largest and
brightest galaxy. A bright stellar (11.5m) nucleus surrounded by
a gradually disappearing glow. 2.2'x1.6'.

NGC 4283 (12.0m(v), 1.5'x1.5', E0): 12m stellar nucleus. Round.
Brightness profile similar as in -78. Diam. 1'x1'. 

NGC 4286 (14.1m (p), 1.6'x1.0', SA(r)0/a:): Extremely faint.
0.5'x0.5'. Diffuse.