Object: Galaxy NGC 4449 Constell: CVn RA: 12h 28.2m Decl: +44° 06' Epoch: 2000 Mag: 9.6m (v) Size: 6.2'x4.4' Type: IBm Observer: Jere Kahanpää Obs. place: Hartola, Finland Date/Time: 10./11.4.1996, 23.40 Telescope: N 205/1000 Magn: 133x Filter: Field: 22' NE Lim.mag: 6.2m Background sky: 2 Seeing: 2 Weather: -4 °C. Brightness: 2 Alt: Description: 3.5'x5.0'. Core 3'x1.5', wedge-shaped, pointing towards WSW. The nucleus is near the 'mass center' on the core. Stellar brightenings about 0.7' W and E of the nucleus. The N edge is much sharped than the N edge. A bright H-II region is visible in the NE corner: Small with a stellar nucleus. A faint diffuse brightening runs towards S from the HII making the complex comet-shaped. Several layers of thin wisps suspected in the SW parts. A highly unusual and interesting shape.