LEO MINOR
by Steve Coe
using 13" f/5.6 unless noted


NGC 2859 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 110 at 135X.

NGC 2942 Very faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 165, very little brighter in the middle at 150X.

NGC 2955 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 0, gradually brighter in the middle at 150X. This galaxy is somewhat grainy or mottled and has a 10th mag star 5' SSW.

NGC 3003 Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 90, somewhat brighter in the middle at 135X.

NGC 3021 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135, brighter middle at 150X. There is a 10th mag star 1' south.

NGC 3158 Pretty faint, pretty small, round, pretty suddenly brighter in the middle at 150X. This galaxy grows with averted vision. There are five other galaxies in the field, 2 to the north and 3 to the south.

NGC 3245 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle with a bright nucleus, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165, there is a faint companion to the north at 100X.

NGC 3254 Pretty faint, pretty large, much brighter in the middle, but this galaxy still has a low surface brightness at 135X. It is much elongated 4X1 in PA 45.

NGC 3277 Pretty faint, pretty small, little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 75, somewhat brighter in the middle at 100X. There is a companion in the field; it is very faint, small and round.

NGC 3294 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 135 and much brighter in the middle.

NGC 3344 Bright, pretty large, round, brighter in the middle with a stellar nucleus and somewhat mottled at 135X. There are three stars involved with this galaxy.
Buckeye, 13" S=4, T=6 150X--pretty bright, large, gradually brighter in the middle, round, averted vision makes it double in size. There are 3 stars involved, one pretty faint and near the core to the NE. Two are pretty bright, about 10th mag, to the east of the core. All three stars in in the Vickers atlas, no
supernovae tonight!

NGC 3395 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 45, it is much brighter in the middle with a stellar nucleus at 135X.

NGC 3396 Pretty faint, pretty small, round, much brighter in the middle at 220X. Companion to NGC 3395.

NGC 3413 Pretty faint, pretty small, mot much brighter in the middle, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 0. This is the first of three edge on galaxies in one field of view: NGC 3413, 3424, 3430. Unique.

NGC 3414 Pretty bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle and little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 45. The companion galaxy was not seen on a night I rated 6/10.

NGC 3424 Pretty bright, pretty large, brighter middle with a stellar nucleus at 135X. Very elongated 3 X 1 in PA 110.

NGC 3430 Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat brighter in the middle, very elongated 3 X 1 in PA 35.

NGC 3432 Pretty bright, pretty large, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 45, mottled and there is a double star on the SW edge at 135X.
Sentinel Star Gaze 24 Apr 98 13" f/5.6 S=8, T=7 150X--pretty bright, large, much elongated 4X1 in PA 30, little brighter middle. A nice double star in involved on the south end and another star of 11th
mag is just to the east of the core.

NGC 3486 Pretty bright, pretty large, little elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 75 and much brighter in the middle with an occasional stellar nucleus at 135X on a night I rated 6/10.

NGC 3504 Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 2 X 1 in PA 165, bright middle with a stellar core and mottled at 135X.

NGC 3512 Pretty bright, pretty small, little elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 135, pretty suddenly brighter in the middle at 150X.