(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3486 (HI-87) - Inst: 30cm f/10 Meade LX200

Observer: James (Jim ) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 042801/00:26 EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44:24, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm f/10 Meade LX200
Magnification: 55X,117X,203X,254X314X,762X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 3486 (HI-87)
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: LMi
Data: mag 10.5  size 6.6' X 4.7'
Position: RA 11:05  DEC +28:59
AT 55X the galaxy is a featurless oval, at 117X there is a small round
nucleus, at 203X the nucleus is bright, but softly defined. The halo
seems to be an even glow. No other structure was detectable.
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