Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 4039Other name: ESO 572-47
RA: 12h 1.9m DEC: -18° 52'
Constellation: CRV
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.3
Size: 3.4' x 2'
PA: 80°
Surface brightness: 13.1
Classification: Sp
Description: pB,cL,R,vgbM
Notes: H IV 28,Ringtail Galaxy,two filaments
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: NOT (2390 m), La Palma, Spain
Date: 29/30.3.2008 2:15
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 115xFilter: -
Field: 43'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 1NE lim mag: 7.4
Visuality: IIHeight: 42°
Weather: +4°C, wind 16 m/s, seeing 0,8''
Description: A beautiful galaxy complex consists of NGC 4038 and NGC 4039. They are contacted to each other on the east ends. NGC 4038 has little bit higher surface brightness whereas NGC 4039 is larger in size.
Updated: 15.2.2009 22:33