Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3344Other name: UGC 5840
RA: 10h 43.5m DEC: +24° 55'
Constellation: LMI
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.9
Size: 7.1' x 6.8'
Surface brightness: 13.9
Classification: SBbc Ring
Description: cB,L,gbM,* inv,2 st f
Notes: H I 81
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Haakanala, Rautjärvi, Finland
Date: 15/16.3.2013 23:15
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 326xFilter: -
Field: 14'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.7
Visuality: IIHeight: 61°
Weather: -19°C, no wind
Description: Obviously this face-on galaxy needs the perfect conditions because now it was very difficult to see the structure. With the averted vision some kind of spiral hassle was visible weakly but impossible to say how it goes. A round haze whereas brighter core in the middle at low powers.
Updated: 26.3.2013 22:00