Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3628Other name: UGC 6350
RA: 11h 20.3m DEC: +13° 35'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.5
Size: 13.1' x 3.1'
PA: 104°
Surface brightness: 13.4
Classification: Sb
Description: pB,vL,vmE 102
Notes: H V 8,Leo group,disturbed
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 9/10.3.2005 22:50
Instrument: Newton 406/1830 mm
Magnification: 146xFilter: -
Field: 21'Seeing: 2
Background sky: 3NE lim mag: 6.3
Visuality: IIHeight: 40°
Weather: -15°C, strong northern wind
Description: The faintest but the most beautiful galaxy in Leo's trio. NGC 3628 is an edge-on galaxy and there is an obvious dust lane visible. The galaxy has divided into two cells. Northern cell is much larger and brighter, it is a main-cell. Southern cell is much fainter and smaller. The core is very elongated on the south edge of northern cell.
Updated: 27.3.2005 13:16