(IAAC) Obj: Leo I - Inst: 10" f/4.5 EQ

Observer: Jeff Medkeff
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2-28-98 11:59 MST
Location of site: Rockland Observatory, Sierra Vista, Arizona (Lat +31.5, Elev 4550 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 EQ
Magnification: 32 53
Object(s): Leo I
Category: External galaxy
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Leo I, a few minutes of arc north of Regulus. Large, extremely low
surface brightness galaxy, very dim. Fat, not quite possible to tell
if elongated - might be round but I think somewhat elongated e/w (I
later learned this galaxy was 11'x8' at pa 80 - not bad!). It is in a
star field that 'wraps around' the object on the N, S, and F sides.
There is no hint of any condensation whatever; very even brightness.
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