M65 M66 NGC3628

Name: M 65
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.3
Constellation: Leo
Right Ascension: 11h 18m 58s
Declination: 13° 5' 15" N
Altitude: 31.6°
Azimuth: 253.8°

Name: M 66
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.9
Constellation: Leo
Right Ascension: 11h 20m 17s
Declination: 12° 59' 22" N
Altitude: 31.7°
Azimuth: 253.5°

Object details:
Name: NGC 3628
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.5
Constellation: Leo
Right Ascension: 11h 20m 19s
Declination: 13° 35' 2" N
Altitude: 32.2°
Azimuth: 253.9°

Observation details:
Observation time (UT): 09 Apr 2000 23:09
Duration: 10 min
Observer: RAH
Site: Pilot Rock OR
Seeing (Antoniadi scale): II: Slight undulations
Weather: Mostly clear, a few high thin clouds, 1st Q moon

Equipment details:
Instrument: 12.5" EL
Eyepiece: 17 Nagler
Barlow: Paracor
Magnification: 107x
Field of view: 0° 45'

M65 and M66 easy to spot dispite the quater moon. Found the two close M galaxies in the 17 mm Nag, then went to the 12 mm Nag - still shows both M65 and M66 in the same field  of view. Unable to see NGC3628 until I used the 35mm Panoptic. The NGC is very faint,  just an elongated smidge - must use averted vision (sky is a tad too bright). The brighter (M66) has a core and is very obvious. The other is a football neb with no real core.