(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3196 - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob

Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 3196
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: ?
Position: 1018.8+2740
Constellation: Leo
Data: Mag 15.7; Size eSM oval
Object Rating: D
Pretty small, exceedingly faint, oval E/W. Needs averted
vision, with a very low surface brightness. Very, very
gradually brightens to the middle, a pair of bright stars
that precede it hide it. [Editor's Note: Brighter barred
spiral galaxy NGC 3204 lies just 20' NE of this object.]
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