(IAAC) Obj: SN 1998aq and NGC 3982 - Inst: Swayze 12.5" f4.7 Dob

My friend from California, Derek Wong, sends this observation of NGC 3982
and its 'guest star':
>Observer: Derek Wong
>Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
>Date/time of observation: 4/20/98 2200 PST
>Location of site: Glendale (Lat 34, Elev 300)
>Site classification: Suburban
>Sky darkness: 4.3 <Limiting magnitude>
>Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
>Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
>Instrument: Swayze 12.5" f4.7 Dob
>Magnification: 143x, 214x
>Filter(s): None
>Object(s): SN 1998aq and NGC 3982
>Category: Other.
>Constellation: Uma
>Data: mag   size 
>Position: RA 11:56  DEC 55:07
>Even from this light polluted location, SN 1998 aq was clearly visible.
>It formed an isoceles triangle with 12.1 and 13.3 mag stars.
>It appeared slightly brighter than the 13.3 mag field star.
>NGC 3982 was visible at 214x as a very faint circular haze surrounding the
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