(IAAC) Obj: NGC2991 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5

Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 26 Apr 2001   21:35 UT
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51.78 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: Minor - crescent or far from object
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x 200x
Object(s): NGC2991
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SO
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 12.6  size 1.4'
Position: RA 09:46  DEC +22:00
Very faint, the whole thing was vague smear with a very faint stellar
nucleus, no sign of the adjoining Galaxy NGC 2988 was seen. This
galaxy is listed in Skymap as type SO, but the image of it I
downloaded looks distinctly Elliptical, a puzzle? [See following
observing log for NGC 2994, for a solution to this puzzle!]
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