Basic object information
Object name: NGC 3224
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.3
Size: 1.9'x1.5'
Position angle: 133
Object classification: Elliptical
Description: vF,pS,R,vgmbM

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 10h 21m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -34 42' 00"

Constellation: Antlia

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Pico de la Nieve (1900 m), La Palma, Spain
Date/Time: 3/4.4.2008 23:50

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 115x


Field: 43'

NE Lim.mag: 6.9

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 26
Visuality: III
Weather: +8C, strong wind

11.3 mag should be easy in these skies but NGC 3224 was still challenging object. There were disturbingly several faint stars on the same area and NGC 3224 appears only occasionally with averted vision as a roundish haze.