(IAAC) Obj: NGC3162 - Inst: 55CM / f:4.1 / StarMaster

Observation Poster: James (Jim) Anderson <madmoon@bellsouth.net>
Observer: James (Jim) Anderson
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 06232003/0308ut
Location of site: The Scales, VA (Lat 36:43, Elev 4686')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: >8/10 <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
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC3162
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SAB
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 11.6v  size 3.4' x 2.8'
Position: RA 10:13  DEC +22:43
120x- NGC3162 appears as a weak tadpole shape diffuse halo with a slightly brighter broad core with fleeting glimpses of a stellar nucleus. The tail of the Tadpole arcs c'cw toward the S.S.W. with the outer halo a very weak oval enclosing the tapole shape. There is a 13.0v star superimposed on the halo in the S.E. quadrant. No other DSO's visable in the FOV.
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