Saturday, 1 March 2014

M105 / NGC 3384

M105 / NGC 3384
Constellation - Leo
Elliptical galaxy
Distance - 32Mly
Mag 9.3

Date 1/3/14
Transparency - Poor
SQM 21.34 (LM 6.3)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 14mm Delos x135 TFoV 0.32"

Sketch notes
M105 appealed the brightest and largest of the three galaxies with a bright nucleus.
NGC 3384 appears in the RASC Finest NGC's was only slightly dimmer with a similar shape and bright core.
The smallest and faintest galaxy of the trio was NGC 3389 which came into view with direct vision as soon as I increased the magnification and lowered the exit pupil.

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