(IAAC) Obj: M65, M66, & NGC3628 - Inst: 8" Ultima 8 PEC f/10

Observer: Adam Albino
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: UTC: 1998/02/02 4:30 - EST 98/02/01 11.30pm
Location of site: Norwell, MA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5.2 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8" Ultima 8 PEC f/10
Magnification: 39X, 111X, 166x 
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M65,  M66, & NGC3628
Category: External galaxy
Class: Triple Galaxy
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 8.9, 9.3 & 9.5  size ?
Position: RA 11:19.8  DEC 13:18
M66 is large and bright (brightest of Leo group) but was not as nice
as M95-96. M65 was small and elongated. I had some problems viewing up
to 111X. 3628 was bright, but fainter then M65-66. Larger then the
others. Had some difficulty with this one. Low surface brightness? No
real detail in the three.
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