Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Leo Minor (LMi)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3344
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The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344, 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344
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The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344

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The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344, 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia
The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344
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The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Borg 90FL
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI183MC Pro
Mounts
Celestron AVX Mount
Filters
Baader Semi-APO 2"
Accessories
Borg 1.08X DG Multi-Flattener, #7108
Software
Digital Photo Professional · IDEIKI AstroPhotography Tool (APT) · Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.2 · Annie's Astro Actions V7 · Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions · PHD2 Guiding
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Agena Astro 50mm f/3.9 Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI224MC

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 13, 2019
Frames:
Baader Semi-APO 2": 30x300" (2h 30') (gain: 100.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
2h 30'
Darks:
24
Avg. Moon age:
6.43 days
Avg. Moon phase:
39.98%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2583162

RA center: 10h43m30s.2

DEC center: +24°5519

Pixel scale: 0.897 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.991 degrees

Field radius: 0.494 degrees

Resolution: 3300x2200

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 3344 is a weakly barred spiral galaxy that exhibits rings and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms. It is viewed face-on, at 40,000 light-years across and located 22.5 million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. This galaxy belongs to the group known as the Leo spur, which is a branch of the Virgo Supercluster.

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The sliced onion galaxy, NGC 3344, 



    
        

            Steven Bellavia