(IAAC) Obj: M105, NGC3384 - Inst: 60mm f/15 refractor, EQ-1 mount

Observation Poster: Diego González <digonzalz@hotmail.com>
Observer: Diego González
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/04/2003
Location of site: Mieres, Spain (Lat 43ş N, Elev 300m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5.8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 60mm f/15 refractor, EQ-1 mount
Magnification: 45x, 72x
Object(s): M105, NGC3384
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 9.3, 9.9  size 2.2'
Position: RA 10:48  DEC +12:35
After observing NGC 3607, I move the telescope towards the second galactic
group of Leo, to the south of the star 52 Leonis (5.5 mag.). With my 20mm 
Plössl (45x), I could see M105, and to its east a second fuzzy glow, the galaxy
NGC 3384 (magnitude 9.9). With 72x (12.5mm Plössl), the background gets darker 
and the image is better. The two galaxies have a round shape, with bright
centres. I estimate the separatiion between the galaxies to be about 10'. A 
very interesting galactic pair for small telescopes.
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