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(IAAC) OBJECT: NGC3310 (galaxy) INST: 14.5" FL=1580 Newt



Observer:  Todd Gross
Your skill:  Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 11/21/00 09:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 5.0 zenith, 4.9 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 3-4
Moon up (phase?): Crescent
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt 
Magnifications: Various from 83-191x including binoviewer
Filters used: None
Object: NGC3310
Constellation: Umajor
Object data: Galaxy
Size(s): 3.1x2.4
Position:10:39 53:30
Magnitude: 10.8
Personal "rating" this aperture: C+
Very nice elliptical galaxy (looks line one) 
that resembles a globular cluster. Very bright
(high sfc. brightness) and brighter at the core, 
so that it could possibly fake someone out who 
might just try to "resolve" it like a globular.
Small. Easy find.
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