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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3607 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5



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Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing:  <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x 200x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 3607
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E-SO
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 9.9  size 4.6
Position: RA 11:16  DEC +18:02
Description:
Another Herschell 400 galaxy, Bright and quite large with an obvious stellar
nucleus,  It's round shape is evident and points to it's morphology of E type.
To it's immediate south lies the much fainter yet still visible NGC 3605 and to
the north  NGC 3608.
also lying to the west is the fainter PGC 34407 . I did glimpse this once or
twice but it was elusive and as it was not on the chart I was uncertain as to
it's existence or my eyes playing tricks!
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