NGC 3190 Leo Galaxy Cluster

Observer’s Challenge Report:


Location: Duncans Creek/Hollis Area, South Mountains, North Carolina. Transparency and seeing:  Both excellent.

Telescope:  10-inch reflector at 114x.

NGC 3185 is very faint and dim with LSB, most often requiring averted vision.

NGC 3187 is the most difficult of the group requiring averted vision and can be seen less than 50% of the time, and cannot hold constantly.

NGC 3190 is fairly bright, elongated with a brighter middle.

NGC 3193 is round and bright with a stellar nucleus located a minute or so from a bright 8.5 magnitude field star.

Roger Ivester

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