(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3245 - Inst: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian

Observation Poster: Brent Reary <gmbreary@rollanet.org>
Observer: Brent Reary
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 03/22/04  02:00 UT
Location of site: Rolla, MO  USA (Lat 37 57'N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 10" f/4.7 Dobsonian
Magnification: 80x, 133x, 267x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 3245
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: LMi
Data: mag 10.8p  size 3.2' X 1.9'
Position: RA 10:27  DEC +28:30
A uniform, elongated oval halo, aligned N-S.  It brightens to a bright,
nearly stellar core.  Visible with direct vision at 80x, it bore
magnification well, being best seen at 133x-267x.  NGC3245A which is
plotted by Uranometria 2000.0 inside of the same 30' field with NGC3245
could not be located.
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