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:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c, -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 760 minutes (76 x 10 minute subs), 04/27/28/29/30/2014; seeing 2.4-4.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.77.5159.19820, Photoshop CS5.1

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 (8" image). See the 8" image of NGC 3628.

See the 14.5" image of M 65; M 66.

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