Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3224Other name: ESO 375-13
RA: 10h 21.7m DEC: -34° 42'
Constellation: ANT
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12
Size: 1.9' x 1.5'
PA: 133°
Surface brightness: 13.2
Classification: Elliptical
Description: vF,pS,R,vgmbM
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date: 3/4.4.2008 23:50
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 115xFilter: -
Field: 43'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.9
Visuality: IVHeight: 26°
Weather: +8°C, strong wind
Description: 11.3 mag should be easy in these skies but NGC 3224 was still challenging object. There were disturbingly several faint stars on the same area and NGC 3224 appears only occasionally with averted vision as a roundish haze.
Updated: 7.6.2008 0:29