NGC3223 Galaxy in Antila

NGC3223 is a fine spiral-galaxy (typed SA(r)bc) located in the southern constellation of Antila.Sized 4,1′ × 2,5′ and shining with an apparent magnitude of about 11.0mag visually,this galaxy is an easy target for even smaller telescopes.

The real distance from us is about 120mio.light-years with a diameter of around 150K light-years.It contains many starforming regions.

John Herschel saw it first in 1835


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 10h 21m 35,1s
Decl.: -34° 16′ 01″


image data:

LRGB (480-140-140-140 min),a total of 15.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


Centered in this 20,2´x 20,2´arc.min. wide FOV you see the galaxy NGC3223 in the constellation of Antila.

For full resolution click HERE

here is a more datailed version of this fine spiral galaxy:


Last modified on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 16:52

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