Object: Galaxies NGC 2964, -68 and -70          Constell: LEO

RA: 09h 42.9m           Decl: +31° 50.8'        Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Kuohu, Finland
Date/Time: 24./25.3.1996, 23.10

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 6.0m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 4 
Weather: -7 °C, 30% Moon, occasional thin clouds. 

Brightness:             Alt: 55°
Description: 40x: NGC 2964 and -68 visible as small round glows.

NGC 2964 (11.2m (v), 2.9'x1.8', SAB(r)bc:, Br3): Easy.
Elliptical, 2'x1.4'. Moderately but broadly concentrated. An eF
star was visible between the galaxy and a mag. 10 star S of it. 

NGC 2968 (11.7m (v), 2,3'x1,6', I0, Br3): 1,2'x1,2'. Round, more
compact than -53 and seems to be about as bright. 

NGC 2970 (13.6m (v), 0.7'x0.5', E1:, Br4): 0.5'x0.5'. Much
fainter than the two main galaxies. Strongly concentrated. Shape
undeterminate. Faintly visible without averted vision.