(IAAC) Obj: NGC3629 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5

Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/may/2001
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x
Object(s): NGC3629
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBc
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 12.1  size 2.0'
Position: RA 11:20  DEC +26:57
Round in shape, this galaxy showed no nucleus, a typical smudge of light
but it came after 8 attempts at other fainter galaxies so it was a welcome relief to actually see one!! It lies at the heart of a triangle of mag 11 stars and has a mag 14 star lying close alongside.
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