- Herschel 400 List (LMi) -

And (6) Cep (6) Del (3) LMi (10) Pup (5) UMi (1)
Aql (2) Cet (6) Dra (5) Lyn (3) Sct (2) Vir (24)
Aqr (1) CMa (2) Eri (1) Mon (14) Ser (1) Vul (5)
Ari (1) Cnc (1) Gem (9) Oph (3) Sex (4)
Aur (5) Com (24) Her (2) Ori (9) Sgr (4)
Boo (4) Crv (1) Hya (2) Peg (4) Tau (3)
Cam (5) CVn (16) Lac (2) Per (8) Tri (1)
Cas (16) Cyg (9) Leo (19) Psc (2) UMa (45)

H 1.81 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3344, UGC5840, H1.81
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h43m31.15s / +24°55'19.99"
Brightness / Size: 9m9 / 7.1x6.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x oval, evenly bright. At 80x two foreground stars at the eastern edge, which form a slightly curved chain together with the stellar core.
EASY

H 1.86 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3245, UGC5663, H1.86
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h27m18.37s / +28°30'26.77"
Brightness / Size: 10m8 / 3.2x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x rather compact, roundish with brighter center. At 80x very bright, stellar core with an oval halo.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x gut sichtbar, zur Mitte hin heller werdend mit kompaktem Zentrum - bei 111x und 160x schönes Oval und das Zentrum blitzt ab und zu stellar auf, Galaxie ohne Strukturen
EASY

H 1.87 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC3486, UGC6079, H1.87
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h00m23.95s / +28°58'29.35"
Brightness / Size: 10m5 / 6.8x4.8'
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 57x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.1
Almost permanently visible with averted vision as roundish to slightly oval nebula. Towards the middle the galaxy seemed to become slightly brighter.

DIFFICULT
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
Slightly oval, almost equally bright, rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x evident with averted vision as round, evenly bright nebula. At 100x a bit brighter, but less distinct center. Overall very bright, slightly oval and almost evenly bright.
EASY

H 1.88 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3504, UGC6118, H1.88
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h03m11.19s / +27°58'20.77"
Brightness / Size: 11m0 / 2.7x2.5'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
At 48x round and getting much brighter towards the middle. At 85x a compact nucleus is visible.
MODERATE

H 1.116 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3395, UGC5931, H1.116
Group: Arp270
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h49m50.12s / +32°58'58.22"
Brightness / Size: 11m8 / 1.7x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Appeared at 37x together with NGC3396 slightly elongated. From 80x visible with direct vision, oval, evenly bright and separated from NGC3396. Appeared a bit larger & brighter than NGC3396. Both galaxies touch each other.
EASY

H 1.137 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2859, UGC5001, H1.137
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h24m18.55s / +34°30'48.16"
Brightness / Size: 10m9 / 4.0x3.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x well seen with averted vision as fairly compact brightening. At 100x the relatively compact, bright, round & sharply defined core was seen with direct vision. With averted vision the core was surrounded by an evenly bright, faint, slightly oval halo (inner ring). The much more fainter outer ring was not visible.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 206x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x zeigt sich ein kleines kompaktes Nebelchen, das sich deutlich von den umgebenden Sternen unterscheidet - bei 72x ist die Galaxie dann direkt deutlich sichtbar mit Helligkeitszunahme zur Mitte hin, das Zentrum ist nicht stellar und scheint von einem sehr schwachen und diffusen Halo umgeben - bei 206x wirkt die Galaxie unregelmäßiger, die Außenbereiche sind noch schwerer zu erfassen
EASY

H 1.164 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3294, UGC5753, H1.164
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h36m16.27s / +37°19'28.52"
Brightness / Size: 11m8 / 3.4x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Oval with slightly brighter center, otherwise rather evenly bright and faint. Already visible at 37x with averted vision.
EASY

H 1.172 (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

H 2.359 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3277, UGC5731, H2.359
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h32m55.46s / +28°30'42.22"
Brightness / Size: 11m7 / 2.1x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Round, slightly brighter center without distinct core, otherwise rather evenly bright. Evident with averted vision.
EASY

H 2.362 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3414, UGC5959, Arp162, H2.362
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h51m16.24s / +27°58'29.88"
Brightness / Size: 11m0 / 3.6x3.1'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
At 48x and 66x oval, slightly condensed with distinct nucleus. Overall pretty faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x the core was evident & rather compact with averted vision, surrounded by a faint halo. At 80x quite bright, compact, non-stellar core with evenly bright and round halo. Rather high surface brightness.
EASY