(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3088 - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob

Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 3088
Date & Time of Observation: 3/31/2000 21:30:00
Location: Mickie Gordon Regional Park, Middleburg VA USA (Lat 39N)
Sky Transparency: Very Clear
Seeing: Mostly Stable
Instrument: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob
Object type: External galaxy.
Class: E
Position: 1001.2+2224
Constellation: Leo
Data: Mag 14.7p; Size 1.4'x0.7'
Object Rating: D
Very small, very faint, round. Brightens pretty rapidly to
the middle, it has a stellar nucleus. Needs averted vision.
A chain of 12th mag stars precede it. [Editor's Note: This
is in fact a tight interacting pair of galaxies, A and B!]
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