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(IAAC) Obj: NGC3377 - Inst: 60mm f/15 refractor, EQ-1 mount



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Observation Poster: Diego González <digonzalz@hotmail.com>
Observer: Diego González
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/04/2003 1:19 UT
Location of site: Mieres, Spain (Lat 43şN, Elev 300)
Site classification: Exurban
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
Filter(s): 
Object(s): NGC3377
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Elliptical
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 10.4  size 2'
Position: RA 10:47  DEC +13:59
Description:
This is the faintest galaxy I've ever seen with my 60mm (2.4") refractor. 
Helped by a Cartes du Ciel chart, I found its position 20' south-east form the 
star 52 Leo. The galaxy is invisible at 45x (20mm Plössl), but I could detect 
it with the 12.5mm Plössl (72x) using averted vision, only a few seconds per 
minute of observation. Very difficult but exciting galaxy, at the limit of this 
small telescope.
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