NGC 3338 (UGC 5826) Galaxy in Leo

Located at: RA 10 hours 42 minutes 07 seconds, Dec +13 degrees 44 minutes 51 seconds

Size: 5.8' x 3.5' Magnitude: 11.6 blue Class: SA(s)c

North is up

West to the right


14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


 Lumicon Red filter, 750 minutes (75 x 10 minute subs), 04/23 & 05/11/12/13/2017; seeing FWHM 2.1-4.0 per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1


Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, California 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: Finally got to finish this nice spiral galaxy in Leo.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3338

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3338 18" (4/14/12): at 280x appeared fairly bright, large, elongated E-W, ~2.8'x1.6'. Broad concentration to a round brighter core but no distinct nucleus. The halo fades out gradually (nearly face-on spiral) and there is a hint of mottling, though no clear spiral structure. Mag 8.9 HD 92622 lies 2.7' WNW of center, beyond the western edge of the galaxy. UGC 5832 = Arp 291 lies 20' SE. 17.5" (4/18/87): fairly bright, fairly large, broad concentration to an elongated brighter core with a brighter nucleus embedded, hints of internal structure. The fainter outer halo is elongated 3:2 E-W in the direction of mag 8.7 SAO 99253 which lies 2.7' W of center