NGC 3628 (UGC 6350) Galaxy in Leo

Located at: RA 11 hours 20 minutes 16 seconds, Dec +13 degrees 35 minutes 22 seconds

Size: 14.8' x 2.9' Magnitude: 10.3 blue Class: SAb pec sp HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 540 minutes (54 x 10 minute subs), 05/21/26/27/28/2008; seeing 2.2-5.6 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

This large on-edge galaxy is the third member of the "Leo Trio", which includes Messier 65 and Messier 66.

See the 14.5" image.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 3628

NGC 3628 = UGC 06350 = MCG +02-29-020 = CGCG 067-058 = Arp 317 = VV 308 = PGC 
34697
11 20 16.2 +13 35 22
V = 9.5;  Size 14.8x3.0;  SB = 13.4;  PA = 104d

17.5": bright, unusually large edge-on WNW-ESE, 11'x2.5'.  A broad irregular 
dust lane is prominent bisecting the galaxy along the entire length.  Appears 
brighter to the N of the dark lane and fainter on the S side.

13": dust lane clearly visible along length.

- by Steve Gottlieb