(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3344 - Inst: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian

Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Apr 1998
Location of site: Sentinel Arizona (Lat +33, Elev 1500 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 13" f/5.6 Newtonian
Magnification: 150X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC 3344
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Lmi
Data: mag 9.9  size 7X7'
Position: RA 10:4440  DEC +24-19:5553
This galaxy is pretty bright, large, gradually brighter in the middle and
round at 150X.  Averted vision makes it double in size.  There are 3 stars
involved in the galaxy, one is pretty faint, near the core to the NE.  Two
are pretty bright, approx. 10th mag, to the east of the core.  After 
wondering if any of these stars are supernovae, I check Vickers images
and the stars are still there.  Oh well.
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