(IAAC) Obj: ngc 3226 and ngc 3227 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 EQ

Observer: Jeff Medkeff
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2-28-98
Location of site: Rockland Observatory, Sierra Vista, Arizona (Lat +31.5, Elev 4550 ft.)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 3 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 EQ
Magnification: 53 90 120 230
Object(s): ngc 3226 and ngc 3227
Category: External galaxy
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Two galaxies, small and next to one another. They appear to be
'touching', though NGC suggests they are overlapping. 3226 smaller,
more diffuse, and fainter. 3227 is brighter and larger. There seems to
be a brighter following edge, but I was unable to convince myself this
was not an illusion due to the poor seeing. This pair is worth
returning to.
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