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NGC 3628 - The Hamburger Galaxy

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Resolution: 3243x2439

Dates: Jan. 24, 2017

Frames: 29x600"

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.91%

Astrometry.net job: 1871737

RA center: 170.069 degrees

DEC center: 13.589 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 190.817 degrees

Field radius: 0.247 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

NGC 3628, also known informally as the "Hamburger Galaxy", is in the constellation of Leo. It is classified as an un-barred spiral galaxy and we see it almost exactly edge on. Most obvious is its large band of dust bisecting the layers of the "hamburger". It also has a thin tidal tail of dust almost 300,000 light years long, seen very faintly off to the upper left here. NGC3628 lies at a distance of 35 million light years.

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NGC 3628 - The Hamburger Galaxy, 




    

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