(IAAC) Obj: M108 /NGC3556 - 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): M108 /NGC3556
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBc
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 10  size 8.6'
Position: RA 11:11  DEC +55:40
A very nice edge on spiral with a bright but small stellar nucleus, after an evening of trawling through Leo looking for small faint NGC objects this came as a welcome relief, easy to find and see! Although he only catalogued them and they would have been found by others later, never mind, "Good old Messier!!" I say, when it comes to the end of a nights viewing it's great to visit some nice bright objects that are easy on the eye and his catalogue of stuff fits the bill nicely!
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