(IAAC) Obj: NGC2940 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5

Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 15 May 2001
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <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): NGC2940
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E-SO
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 13.5  size 54"
Position: RA 09:38  DEC +09:36
A very faint stellar nucleus with no real sign of any nebulosity, it lies west
of a triangle of mag 10 stars off the end of Omicron Leonis, Averted Vision 
only. The sky was not at it's best and transparency was poor compared to a
couple of days earlier.
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