(IAAC) Obj: NGC 3412 - Inst: 8" f/6 Dobsonian


Observer: Michael Geldorp
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 4/5/2000  23.00 UT
Location of site: Alphen ad Rijn, Netherlands (Lat 52*N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 5.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: II <I-V Seeing Scale (I best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8"  f/6 Dobsonian
Magnification: 49X, 98X, 203X, 244X
Object(s): NGC 3412
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E5
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 10.6  size 3'.6 x 2'.0
Position: RA 10:51  DEC +13:25
Small, round galaxy at 98X with a stellar core and a diffuse halo. At 203X it
appeared considerably larger and the nucleus seemed to be dissected in two
parts. Large diffuse halo at 203X.

Interesting galaxy near the M95 group.

There is a sketch on this object on my homepage. URL mentioned below.
Optional related URLs: http://home.wxs.nl/~geldo006/home.html
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