(IAAC) Obj: NGC3618 - Inst: 8" Newtonian F5


Observer: Kim Gowney
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 12/may/2001
Location of site: UK  South West Wales (Lat 51 47 N, Elev 70 Mtr)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Newtonian  F5
Magnification: 100x
Object(s): NGC3618
Category: External galaxy.
Class: Sb
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag 13.6  size 54"
Position: RA 11:18  DEC +23:27
The neighbor to 3615, it is a good deal fainter and showed only as a very faint
smear against the background glow, I got no better result with a higher power, 
no nucleus was visible

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