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Contains:  NGC 3628
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NGC 3628, 





    
        

            Roger Gifkins
NGC 3628

NGC 3628

Technical card

Resolution: 3543x2362

Dates:April 20, 2018

Frames: 140x600"

Integration: 23.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.64%

Astrometry.net job: 2020327

RA center: 170.046 degrees

DEC center: 13.586 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.769 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.043 degrees

Field radius: 0.455 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Kempsey, NSW, Australia

Description

NGC 3628 is one of the Leo Triplets. This image shows a tidal stream off to the right, from the gravitational attraction of M65 and M66. The X-shaped bulge in the center of the galaxy suggests it may be a barred spiral with the bar seen end on. There is a small companion galaxy below the main galaxy, and the blue star like dot below this companion is a distant quasar.

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Roger Gifkins
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NGC 3628, 





    
        

            Roger Gifkins

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