(IAAC) Obj: NGC2943 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5


Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Apr 2001   23:45 UT
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51.78 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x 200x
Object(s): NGC2943
Category: External galaxy.
Class: E
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 12.4  size 2.2'
Position: RA 09:38  DEC +17:01
Extremely faint, just a smear with no sign of a stellar nucleus, SB for this 
Eliptical is given as 15.3! (Skymap pro7) so I am suprised I saw anything at
all, though Steve Gottlieb give an SB of 13.1, it seems fainter than that.
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