Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3628
NGC3628, 



    
        

            AlBroxton
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NGC3628

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 26, 2011
Frames:
21×70(24′ 30″)
Integration:
24′ 30″
Avg. Moon age:
23.64 days
Avg. Moon phase:
34.35%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 426629

RA center: 11h20m08s.2

DEC center: +13°3542

Pixel scale: 2.897 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.549 degrees

Field radius: 0.382 degrees

Resolution: 800x513

File size: 83.7 KB

Description

NGC3628, also known as Sarah's Galaxy, is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail. NGC3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. Its most conspicuous feature is the broad and obscuring band of dust located along the outer edge of its spiral arms, effectively transecting the galaxy to our view.

Observation Notes : Pretty bright, large, somewhat brighter in the middle, very much elongated in PA 90 with a hint of a dark lane at 165X.

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NGC3628, 



    
        

            AlBroxton