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(IAAC) Obj: NGC3607, NGC3608, NGC3605 - Inst: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200



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Observation Poster: Jim Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: Jim Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03192001-01:20EST
Location of site: Bigwoods, NC (Lat 35:46, Elev 250')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 8/10 <10-1 Seeing Scale (1 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30cm, f:10, SCT, LX200
Magnification: 117x, 203X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC3607, NGC3608, NGC3605
Category: External galaxy.
Class: ?
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag --------  size See Below
Position: RA ------:--------  DEC -----------:--------
Description:
NGC3605; 12.3v; 1.2' x 0.6'; PA=17* RA 11:16.8, DEC +18:01.
117X - Looks like a fuzzy star, but slightly elongated.
Bright, but small
NGC3607; 9.9v; 4.5' x 4.0'; PA=120*; RA 11:16.9, DEC +18:03.
117X - Near the center of FOV. Almost round faint fuzzy with a bright
core and a stellar nucleus.
203X - NGC3607 looks like a slightly oval unresolved globular cluster
except the central star.
NGC3608; 10.8v; 2.7' x 2.3'; PA=75*; RA 11:17.0, DEC +18:09
117X - Appears as a faint fuzzy spot, slightly brighter in the middle.
203X - A faint oblate oval with a fairly bright core and a stellar
nucleus. The stellar nucleus may be a foreground star as it appears to
me to be slightly displaced from the center toward the south.
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