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Type: galaxy (Seyfert 1), Sa
Mag: B=12.17, V=?
Size: 3.388′ x 1.288′
This spiral galaxy was observed by J. Schmidt, who described it only as "faint". It measures 1.4' x 1.1' in PA 25 and glows at magnitude 11.8.
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).
F, pL, mE 25 deg, probably spiral.
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 12.5 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads EL,BM,SLDIF.
AJ Crayon, using an 8" f/6 Newtonian, notes: " is a spiral galaxy. It is 3'x5' 12m, in position angle north,"
Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty faint, pretty large, much elongated 2.5 X 1 in PA 0, there is a bright middle to this nice edge-on at 150X."
03 36.8 -36 00
13: moderately bright, elongated 2:1 SW-NE, bright core. N1389 lies 16' NNE and N1392 15' S. Located 5.2' NNW of mag 9.5 SAO 194401. Member of the Fornax cluster.
8: fairly faint, bright core, almost round.
Lick: * NW vf.
33cm plate: pa~25.
15cm - mod br oval @ 80x. 140x: 2'x0'.5 in pa25. mod even concen in halo, then suddenly much brtr to consp *ar nuc. BS, 17Nov1993, LCO.
25cm - br, elong in pa30, 2'x0'.6. *ar nuc and poss m14 * on N edge of center. broadly brtr core 0'.3x0'.2, faintly mottled---poss influence from *s in center. 190x. BS, 25Jan1982, Anderson Mesa.
30cm - located @ 149x. 220x shows elong in pa40, 2'x0'.5. losfcbr halo w/brtr core. NW 1'.5 is *.
Sutherland (Huis Lana)
"Bertha" 12-inch f/4.8 Dobsonian (EP: 32mm, 25mm, 10mm, 6.3mm Plossls, 2x Barlow, 32mm Erfle)
Conditions: Clear, dark.
Three galaxies in the Fornax cluster, strung out north-south along half-a-degree of sky. From north to south these are NGC 1389, NGC 1386 and NGC 1392. At 48x and 120x, NGC 1386 is pretty bright, elongated NE-SW (1:3) and has a bright nucleus. (D: 20090127/28. U355)
In a 15.5-inch telescope at 220x it shows as large and diffuse, but still easy to see. The core seems to be elongated. Located within a triangle of stars.
Observing site: Fall Star Party
[3h 36m 54s, -36° 0' 0"] An edge on spiral with a bright nucleus. B: S0.
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