(IAAC) Obj: NGC3609 - 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): NGC3609
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBab
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 13.1  size 1.2'
Position: RA 11:17  DEC +26:37
This faint galaxy showed only the vaguest hint of nebulosity surrounding a 
fairly faint stellar nucleus, which is suprising when the ESO image is 
compared, I would have expected a brighter, easier object.
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