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RA: 03h 36m 31.75s
Dec: −35° 17′ 48.1″
Ch: MSA:401, U2:355, SA:18
Type: galaxy (in cluster), S0
Mag: B=12.34, V=?
Size: 2.63′ x 0.912′
This spiral galaxy was observed by J. Schmidt, who described it only as "faint". It lies in a triangle of galaxies with NGC 1379 and NGC 1387.
De Vaucouleurs (1956) "Survey of bright galaxies south of -35° declination", Mem. Mount Stromlo, No. 13. (photographic study, plates taken with the 30-inch Reynolds reflector, 20-inch diaphragm).
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 13.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads SPN,UHISB.
pF, pL, vmE 135deg, BN, spindle.
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Faint, pretty small, much elongated 3 X 1 in PA 165, brighter in the middle at 135X."
AJ Crayon, using an 8" f/6 Newtonian, notes: "is a spiral galaxy. It has a much brighter elongated middle in a southeasterly position angle, at 60x."
03 36.5 -35 18
13: fairly bright, edge-on 3:1 NW-SE, bright core, faint elongated halo. A
mag 14 star is 1.8' SE of center. Member of the Fornax cluster with N1379
10' SW and N1387 14' SSE.
8: faint, small, elongated.
Hartung calls it a "narrow spindle, at least 2' x 0.4' in PA 135 , with a small concentrated centre". In a 15.5-inch telescope at 220x, the galaxies core is bright and seems elongated, but appears smaller compared to the body of the galaxy.
33cm plate: pa141. * 1'.8 ESE.
15cm - mod f spindle in pa135 @ 140x. 1'.5x0'.5, width in ~circ bulge, tips
vthin. core 20" diam w/*ar nuc. mod sharp concen overall. BS, 17Nov1993,
25cm - 125x/190x: sm, difficult. 0'.6x0'.3 in pa120. *ar nuc and thin core with
*ry texture. narrow rind for halo. BS, 25Jan1982, Anderson Mesa.
30cm - 1'.5x0'.5 in pa135. ESE 1'.5 is m14 *. sub*ar nuc, fairly well concen.
15' WNW is -74.
Sutherland (Huis Lana)
"Bertha" 12-inch f/4.8 Dobsonian (EP: 32mm, 25mm, 10mm, 6.3mm Plossls, 2x Barlow, 32mm Erfle)
Conditions: Clear, dark.
Four galaxies, members of the Fornax cluster, just managing to share the same 21-arcmin (120x) field of view: NGC 1382, NGC 1381, NGC 1379 & NGC 1387. NGC 1381 is lovely – it is moderately bright, much elongated (1:4, NW-SE), with a bright nucleus. It appears quite distinct from the others in this field of view. (D: 20090127/28. U355)
Observing site: Pinnacles overlook
[3h 36m 36s, -35° 18' 0"] Just south of 1380, a bit fainter than 1380.
Sky Conditions:The fainter parts of the Milky Way are barely visible.Haziness only visible on the horizon.Atmosphere stable with little interference.
This galaxy has a tiny elongated shape with two minute extensions on both sides visible at 75x.This galaxy's very small oblong shape looks like an out of focus baked bean.The nucleus of this galaxy is seen as a faint smudge of light and that the nucleus of this galaxy is condensed.I have also noticed that there are no areas of uneven brightness being seen on the far outskirts of this galaxy.This galaxy measures 3'x 0.8'with P.A:NE/SW.Chart No.200,NSOG Vol.1.
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