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#1 asaint



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Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:27 AM

What's Up Leo Minor

#2 deepsky


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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:17 PM

I really enjoyed your list for Leo Minor. As I have finished the Herschel 400 and working on the Herschel 2 list with my 11' Dob, I compared my observations with yours and note I have seen them all save 3413 were I only have a sketch and not a description. I like the systematic way you describe your observations and it makes it fun to compare notes. The 2" aperture difference, and the Arizona- Oregon difference in location makes your "pretty bright" observations translate into my logs as "fairly faint" or "faint". ;)

Thanks Steve!

Minor error note: You describe observations for 3254, but have the 3245 data listed in your table.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:43 AM

Great article and description. As I understood it, Steve used primarily a 13.5" scope for most of the observations. Of the galaxies listed, which would be good starters with a 10" Newtonian?

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:55 AM

Nice article Steve.

I do like Ngc 3432, and here is my notes from last month using my 8" f/9 refractor and a 11mm T1 Nagler (163x).

In Leo Minor the nice edge-on Ngc 3432. This was one of my favorite views of the night. The thin galaxy lies within some faint 12.5 to 13 mag stars. The galaxy has a very mottled appearance, and on the NE side the galaxy has an arrow shape near the tip from extensions on either side of the thin disc. Really neat to see that.


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:28 AM

deepsky, thanks I will look into that. Dyslexia!

I would think that most of what I saw with the 13" you could do with 10 inches of aperture on a good night.

Thanks for reading all of you;
Steve Coe

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