- Sketches (Deepsky) (LMi) -

And (1) Cas (5) Cyg (7) Her (4) Lyr (5) Sex (1)
Aur (4) Cnc (4) Dra (5) Leo (12) Ori (2) Tau (1)
Boo (2) Com (2) Eri (1) LMi (3) Per (6) Tri (1)
Cam (4) CVn (7) Gem (8) Lyn (9) Psc (1) UMa (10)

NGC 3432 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 7×7'
Name: NGC3432, UGC5986, H1.172
Group: Arp206
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h52m31.13s / +36°37'07.60"
Brightness / Size: 11m3 / 6.6x1.6'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Already conspicuous at 23x, elongated (NE-SW), almost evenly bright without distinct core. At 48x a fainter field star appeared at the southwestern end.

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MODERATE

S 612 & ARN 3 (**)

Name: S612 & ARN3, 42 LMi
Type: **
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h45m51.91s / +30°40'56.60"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
S612 AB 5m3 7m8 196.2" 174° 2015
ARN3 AC 5m3 8m3 424.6" 94° 2013
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 22x, Bortle 6
2020-04-11: Wide, striking triple system, which can be well observed with binoculars. A: quite bright, rather white, B: slightly orange, C: tending to orange.

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STTA 104 (**)

Name: STTA104
Type: **
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h24m22.19s / +34°10'35.00"

Components:
m1 m2 ρ θ Year
7m2 7m3 209.0" 287° 2013
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 22x, Bortle 6
2020-04-11: Very wide pair of similarly bright components, unremarkable color. The double star stands close to the stars 27, 28 & 30 LMi and is probably more appealing in smaller binoculars.

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