Obj: NGC 3440, NGC 3445, NGC 3458 - 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: 12 May 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: ~6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8-9 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 131x
Object(s): NGC 3440, NGC 3445, NGC 3458
Category: External galaxy.
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag various  size various
Position: RA :  DEC :
NGC 3440: This 13,1magv galaxy appears as a very faint NE-SW elongated streak 
of light without other detail. Difficult at 131x.
NGC3445: 12,2magv. 10 SE of 3340 and only 1,5 from a brilliant 10mag star. At 
131x NGC 3345 shows a faint non-stellar core and a halo slightly elongated N-S 
NGC3458: 12,1magv. 14 NE of 3445 this small galaxy features a bright stellar 
nucleus surrounded by a faint, small halo extending only about 1. The halo 
appears to be almost round.
All 3 galaxies are beautifully located within the FOV at 131x magnification. 
Very nice group.
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