(IAAC) Obj: NGC3310 - Inst: Celestron 8" SCT, f/10, fork


Observation Poster: Don Clouse <dlcdeepsky@home.com>

Observer: Don Clouse
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 6/4/2000, 01:05 eastern
Location of site: LAS dark site near Curby, IN (Lat 38N, Elev ~800')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: Celestron 8" SCT, f/10, fork
Magnification: 135x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC3310
Category: External galaxy.
Class: S(b)
Constellation: UMa
Data: mag 11.2 (B)  size 2.5'x2.3'
Position: RA 10h:39m  DEC +53d:30'
At 135x (Panoptic 15mm, 30'true field), NGC3310 appeared relatively bright
compared to the nearby galaxy NGC3448.  Small, about 2'x1.5' in size, slightly
oval.  Very slight central brightening.  

This was only my third session at our club's (then "brand" new) dark site
in southern Indiana about 45 minutes west of downtown Louisville, KY.  I had
a fairly sucessful evening logging 14 objects.  Clear skies.  Don.
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