(IAAC) Obj: ngc2964, ngc2968, ngc2970 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5


Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 20/04/01  0200  UT
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness:  <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 200X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): ngc2964, ngc2968, ngc2970
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SBbc, Sa, E
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 11.3  size 3.0'
Position: RA 09:42  DEC +31:50
A nice little trio of galaxies, 2964 being the southernmost and the
brightest, it appeared Fairly faint, round with a faint stellar
nucleus. 2968 smaller and fainter than 2964 with no stellar nucleus
visible. 2970 was extremely faint and visible with AV only.
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