Basic object information

Object name: NGC 3256 & NGC 3256C
Object type: Galaxies
Magnitude: 11.3 & 12.6
Size: 3.8'x2.1' & 1.7'x1.2'

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 10h 27m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -43 54' 00"

Constellation: Vela

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tocodoman, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.2.2005 2:35

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Height: 18
Visuality: III
Weather: +10C, windy

Two relatively bright galaxies. NGC 3256 (11.3 mag), the western one, is little elongated and even brightness, no core visible. NGC 3256C (12.6 mag) has a stellar core and a faint haze around it.