NGC/IC Objects

NGC 3962: Elliptical Galaxy (Crater) RA: 11h 54.7m / DEC: -13° 58'.4
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

Just across the border from Corvus in far eastern Crater, NGC 3962 waits to be found. This 10.6 magnitude elliptical galaxy is positioned a skosh more than 3 degrees due north of 5.2 magnitude Eta (30) Crateris. The view in my 10-inch Newtonian at 129X reveals a 1' diameter object with no discernible brightening at the core. A pair of 10th and 11th magnitude stars stand sentry 3' to the south.

NGC 3953 NGC 3982


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