NGC 3338 Galaxy in Leo

Belonging to the Leo II Galaxy-group,NGC3338 is its brightest (10.9mag) member.Sized 4,7′ × 2,6′ it can easily be seen in mid-sized telescopes.With its fine blue sourrounding arms it is classified as as a SA(s)c spiral.The real distance to our solar system is about 80 Mio.light-years.It was first seen by William Herschel in 1784.


position (epoch2000):

RA.:      10h 42m 07,6s
Decl.:   +13° 44′ 49″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 25x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 15.3 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


80% of the FOV of the CCD-camera can be seen in this picture.For full resolution click here

this is a more detailed version of NGC3338:

click here for a view to the centre of this galaxy with the HST


Last modified on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:13

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