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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3516 - Inst: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian



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Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 01/22/04  02:25 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.5 Dobsonian
Magnification: 36x, 77x, 128x, 154x, 257x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 3516
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: Uma
Data: mag 11.7p  size 2.3' X 1.8'
Position: RA 11:07  DEC +72:34
Description:
A bright, uniform halo.  Said to be oval, appears round.  It brightens to
a bright, stellar core.  Located just S. of a line between 2 faint field
stars which are aligned E-W.  Found with averted vision at 36x.  It bears
magnification well without showing any additional detail.  Best seen at
154x-257x.
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