(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3596 - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5

Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 25 Mar 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 4,8 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 244x
Object(s): NGC 3596
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 11,2v  size 4x4'
Position: RA :  DEC :
A large and uniformly faint round halo of about 4 diameter can be seen at 244x 
magnification. The center of the galaxy appears slightly brighter. The tiny, 
almost stellar nucleus resembles a 13mag star and makes the galaxy look more 
like a planetary nebula. I could not see the spiral structure under todays un-
favourable conditions.
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