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(IAAC) OBJECTS: NGC3607, NGC3608, NGC3605 INST: 10" F/5 Newt.



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 01/06/00 09:15GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 5.2 zenith, 5.1 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best):around 6
Moon up (phase?): No
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 10" f/5 newt 
Magnifications: 77,104x
Filters used: none 
Object: NGC3607,3608,3605
Constellation: Leo
Object data: Galaxies
Size(s): 1.8x1.3
Position: 11:16,18:03
Magnitude: 10.2
Personal "rating": B/B+
This trio of galaxies is interesting. Immediately evident are round 
galaxies 3607 and 3608, looking like twins..only 6min apart. Nearby to 
the SE is a pretty, very close double that at first I mistook for 
a small galaxy. SW of NGC3607 with averted vision especially I 
noted ghostly 13th mag. 3605. Fairly rich starfield as well. These three 
are small and not terribly exciting alone, but make a nice grouping at
medium power.
Todd Gross
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