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(IAAC) IC 381 - 8inch F/10



Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Date and UT of observation: 25 December 1992, about 01h00 UT
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual): 5,8
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" F/10
Magnification: 145x
Filters used: no
Object: IC 381 (=UGC 3130, PGC 15917)
Category: galaxy SBb/Sb
Constellation: CAM
Object data:  B=13.54; 3.4'x1.9' in PA170;
RA/DE: 04h44.4m, +7539' (2000); Uranometria 5
Description: very faint galaxy, little to medium in size (estimated
1.8'x1.2'), elongated in NNE-SSW axis; very homogeneous with a faint
stellar nucleus of mag.13.5; ill-defined extensions.

I can provide a scanned drawing of IC 381 to anyone who can read the binhex
encoding of Eudora (for Mac); just mail me to try
(ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr), it works sometimes with other
configurations...



Yann Pothier	tel: 01 43 41 43 29
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
Email: ypothier@abi.snv.jussieu.fr
Site : http://pegase.unice.fr/~skylink/publi/cielextreme