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.