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(IAAC) Obj: NGC3158 - Inst: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster



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Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06232003/0239ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: >7/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: >7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster
Magnification:  120X, 220X
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC3158
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E3
Constellation: LMi
Data: mag 11.9v  size 2.3' x 2.1'
Position: RA 10:13  DEC +38:45
Description:
120X- NGC3158 appears as a small diffuse oval, just slightly brighter in the
center.
220X- NGC3158 appears as a small fairly bright round diffuse spot with the
diffuse core a little brighter and a suspect stellar nucleus. cannot
consistantly hold the stellar nucleus. See 2 <13 mag Galaxies S. & S.E.
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