(IAAC) Obj: NGC3432 - Inst: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200

Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 04282001-00:40EST
Location of site: Phelps Lake, NC (Lat 35:44, Elev 20')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10 SCT,LX200
Magnification: 117X, 203X, 314X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC3432
Category: External galaxy.
Class: ?
Constellation: LMi
Data: mag 11.3v  size 7.5' x 2.0'
Position: RA 10:52.5  DEC +36:37
203X - Very faint with direct vision. Averted vision shpows an elongated smear
of light with 2 faint stars near the SE end and a single star at the other end
and a bright star on the other side just NW of the Core/center. The core is
small and dim and doubtfull. There may be a brighter knot of light where the
NW star is superimposed on the galaxy. Then again it may be an illusion caused
by the bright star.
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