Iiro's DeepSky Sketches

Name: NGC 3684Other name: UGC 6453
RA: 11h 27.2m DEC: +17° 2'
Constellation: LEO
Type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.4
Size: 3.4' x 2.2'
PA: 130°
Surface brightness: 13.3
Classification: Sbc
Description: pB,pL,E,vgbM
Notes: NGC 3686 at 14',PA 33
Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Location: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date: 8/9.4.2007 0:10
Instrument: Newton 457/2280 mm
Magnification: 352xFilter: -
Field: 12'Seeing: 3
Background sky: 2NE lim mag: 6.4
Visuality: IHeight: 40°
Weather: -8°C
Description: Pretty bright and beautiful galaxy between NGC 3681 and NGC 3686. Small and almost stellar core which is surrounded by fainter oval area. There are also slightly curved spiral arms. The NW arm is brighter and larger than other.
Updated: 24.7.2007 22:31