(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3239 (Arp 263) - Inst: Sky Designs VPT 14.5" dob

Observer: Geoff Chester
Your skill: Advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 3239 (Arp 263)
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: I(s)mP
Position: 102505.6+170935
Constellation: Leo
Data: Mag 11.31:11.73; Size 5.01'x3.31'
Object Rating: C
Pretty small, considerably faint, slightly elongated E/W.
Gradually brighter to the middle, mottled, with a central
"clump" appearance. A mag 9 star involved on the preceding
edge. [A fascinating eg right in the heart of Leo! -Ed.]
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