CORVUS
by Steve Coe
13.1" f/5.6 unless noted


NGC 4024 Pretty faint, small, round, brighter in the middle
at 100X.

NGC 4027 Pretty faint, large, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 110 and
much brighter in the middle at 220X. This galaxy exhibits some
nice mottling in the outer section. What I found bizarre is that
the central core of this galaxy is elongated in PA 75, much
different from the angle of elongation of the main galaxy. I
cannot think of another example of an object with a bright core
that is skewed in relation to its' main body.

Camp 613 S=6 T=8 150X--pretty faint, pretty large, very little elongated 1.2X1 in PA 120, much brighter middle. There is a faint star just to the NE of the core, not a supernova. 220X--arms are very mottled (only at the best of sites). Still exhibits the bizarre effect of a bright area around the core that is elongated in PA 75, while the main galaxy is elongated in PA 120. Weird.

NGC 4033 Pretty bright, small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 45
and brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 4038 Pretty bright, pretty large, irregularly round and
somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X. Going to higher powers
reveals some of the bizarre nature of this extraordinary galaxy
pair. The "shrimp" or "comma" shape of the two interacting
galaxies is evident at 165X and 220X. There are several small
dark features seen and the entire galaxy pair is very mottled,
almost like a sponge, at high power.

NGC 4050 Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat brighter in the
middle, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA 90 at 165X.

NGC 4094 Faint, pretty small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 45 and
brighter in the middle at 165X.

NGC 4114 Faint, small, round, somewhat brighter in the middle
at 100X.

NGC 4177 Faint, pretty large, elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 45 and
little brighter in the middle at 100X.

NGC 4361 Bright, large, somewhat elongated (1.5 X 1) in PA 90,
grey in color at 135X. The central star is obvious at all powers.
I estimate the central star at about 12th magnitude.
Going to 220X brings out an almost "mottled" effect across the
face of this planetary nebula, a strange effect for this type of
object. Most planetaries I have seen appear smooth at high
powers, this one does not. It is grey in color and the UHC
filter helps the contrast somewhat.

36" f/5 TSP 96 Light grey-green, bright, large, obvious, central
star is in a void of dark area, "football" shape, elongated 2X1.

NGC 4462 Pretty bright, pretty small, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 90,
bright middle with a bright stellar nucleus at 165X.

NGC 4594 is also M 104, it is Bright, large, much elongated
with a very bright middle at 135X. Going to 220X brings out the
dark lane even more and shows some mottling across the face of
this galaxy. There is an 11th mag star to the north of the
nucleus.

36" f/5 TSP 96 WOW, the core "sits" on top of the dark lane
and averted vision makes the galaxy about twice the thickness with
direct vision, lots of faint outer section. 330X with 14mm.
The galaxy is about 80% of the field of view of the 14mm EP.
The galaxy can be seen to turn around the central core on
either side of the galaxy, somewhat an elongated horseshoe.

NGC 4714 Faint, pretty small, round, somewhat brighter in
the middle at 220X.

NGC 4722 Pretty faint, pretty small, elongated 1.8 X 1 in PA0
and much brighter in the middle at 220X. There is an 11th mag
star nearby on the eastern side.

NGC 4724 Pretty faint, small, round and somewhat brighter in
the middle at 220X.

NGC 4726 Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135 at
220X.

NGC 4727 Pretty bright, pretty large, round, brighter in the
middle at 220X.

NGC 4756 Faint, pretty small, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 45 and
brighter in the middle at 220X. There is a very faint companion
to the southwest.

NGC 4763 Faint, small, round, little brighter in the middle
at 220X.

NGC 4782 Pretty bright, pretty small, round, brighter in the
middle at 220X.

NGC 4783 Pretty bright, pretty small, round, brighter in the
middle at 220X. In contact with NGC 4782, forms a pair that
looks like a figure 8. NGC 4783 is a little dimmer than 4782.

NGC 4787 Pretty faint, pretty small, somewhat elongated
and not brighter in the middle at 135X. There are two stars
or H II regions involved in opposite ends of this galaxy at
220X.

NGC 4792 Pretty faint, small, round, brighter in the middle,
with a 12th mag star on the eastern side at 220X.

NGC 4802 Pretty faint, pretty large, round, brighter in the
middle with a stellar nucleus at 220X. There is a 10th mag star
on the eastern side.

Double Stars

Delta CRV Easy at 135X, white and grape-red in color.

Struve 1669 Split at 135X, nice matched white pair.

Burn 28 No split at any power up to 270X.

Burn 920 Notched 20% of the time, never a clean split at 220X.