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NGC 3344 Face On Spiral Galaxy, 


            Ken Sharp
NGC 3344 Face On Spiral Galaxy
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NGC 3344 Face On Spiral Galaxy

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 11, 2015

Frames: 75x300"

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%

Basic astrometry details job: 561374

RA center: 10h 43' 25"

DEC center: +24° 56' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.524 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.137 degrees

Field radius: 0.516 degrees

Resolution: 2048x1324

Locations: Backyard, Niceville, Florida, United States


"NGC 3344 is a glorious spiral galaxy around half the size of the Milky Way, which lies 25 million light-years distant. We are fortunate enough to see NGC 3344 face-on, allowing us to study its structure in detail.

The galaxy features an outer ring swirling around an inner ring with a subtle bar structure in the center. A bar is an elongated distribution of stars and gas in the center of a spiral galaxy. The central regions of the galaxy are predominately populated by young stars, with the galactic fringes also featuring areas of active star formation." NASA.GOV



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NGC 3344 Face On Spiral Galaxy, 


            Ken Sharp