Object: Galaxies NGC 3185, -87, -90 and -93     Constell: LEO

RA: 10h 18.1m (-90)     Decl: +21° 50'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 22./23.4.1993, 00.50

Telescope: N 202/1219
Magn: 152x              Filter:
Field: 25'              NE Lim.mag: 5.5m
Background sky: 3-4     Seeing: 3 

Brightness:             Alt:    
Description: A nice compact group of (interacting) galaxies. The
two bright ones are Ngc 3190 and -93. Ngc 3187 is a faint but
compact object and Ngc 3185 is a low surface brightness spiral. 

NGC 3193 (10.9m (v), 3.0'x2.7', E2) : Round, moderately to
strongly concentrated. Close to a mag. 10 star. Brightness 2

NGC 3190 (11.1m (v), 4.4'x1.6', SA(s)a pec sp ): Elliptical
1:2,5. Also quite concentrated but has no really bright core. PA
about 110°. Brightness 2

NGC 3187 (13.4m (v), 3.0'x1.3', SB(s)cp ): Near -90. Easy to
find as the brighter galaxy 'points' towards it's companion.
Very small, slightly elliptical. Very little if any
concentration. Brightness 5 

NGC 3185 (12.2m (v), 2.4'x1.6', (R)SB(r)a ): Most difficult of 4
- partly due to problems with dew on eyepieces. Round, slightly
concentrated. Brighness 4.