Basic object information
Object name: NGC 3981
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.0
Size: 5.3'x2.5'
Position angle: 15
Description: vF,pL,iF
Notes: H III 274;Nearly edge-on spiral

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 11h 56m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -19 54' 00"

Constellation: Crater

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: NOT (2390 m), La Palma, Spain
Date/Time: 29/30.3.2008 2:00

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 62x


Field: 66'

NE Lim.mag: 7.4

Background sky: 1

Seeing: 2

Height: 40
Visuality: I
Weather: +4C, huminidy 27%, wind 16 m/s (NE), seeing 0.8"

Somewhat elongated in NE-SW direction, small almost stellar core. A faint star on the east side. Note that the faintest stars in the sketch are over 14.5 mag.