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(IAAC) Obj: NGC3107 - Inst: 30CM, f:10 SCT, MEADE LX200



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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: 02192004/0407ut
Location of site: W. Summerland Key, FL (Lat 24.6, Elev 10')
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: >7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30CM, f:10 SCT, MEADE LX200
Magnification: 134X, 254X
Filter(s): UHC
Object(s): NGC3107
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 14.2p  size 0.8' x 0.6'
Position: RA 10:04.3  DEC +13:37.3
Description:
134X-NGC3107 appears very faint, requiring averted vision and then I see only
fleeting glimpses. The bright star, 7.8p mag and the bright sky background make
observing this object almost impossible. The UHC filter darkens the background,
but the nearby (1.9') star overwhelms any dark adaptation.
254X-NGC3107 Not detected.
(I must report this object as unconfirmed with the 30CM SCT and current sky
conditions.)
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