Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3244 & NGC 3250Other name: ESO 317-24
RA: 10h 25.5m DEC: -39° 50'
Constellation: ANT
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 12.3
Size: 2.1' x 1.5'
PA: 170°
Surface brightness: 13.4
Classification: Sc
Description: vF,*11 n 90"
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date: 3/4.4.2008 0:40
Instrument: Newton 110/805 mm
Magnification: 115xFilter: -
Field: 32'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.9
Visuality: IIIHeight: 20°
Weather: +8°C, strong wind
Description: Two typical NGC galaxies in the same field which can be found from Antlia. NGC 3250 is a brighter member in this duo. It's NW-SE elongated and has a somewhat brighter core in the middle. NGC 3244 is only a faint patch with averted vision.
Updated: 2.11.2008 18:39