(IAAC) IC 396 - 8inch F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 29 December 1992, about 22h00 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5,8
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" F/10
Magnification: 145x
=46ilters used: no
Object: IC 396 (=3DUGC 3203, MCG11-07-002)
Category: galaxy S pec
Constellation: CAM
Object data:  B=3D12.73; 3.0'x2.2'
RA/DE: 04h58.0m, +68=B019' (2000); Uranometria 19
Description: small galaxy, between quite faint and very faint; about 1.2'
in estimated diameter; quite homogeneous, round with ill-defined borders; 2
stars of mag10 at 6'S and 6'SSW.
I can provide a scanned drawing of IC 381 to anyone who can read the binhex
encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme