Basic object information

Object name: NGC 3628
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 9.6
Size: 13.1'x3.1'
Position angle: 104
Object classification: Sb
Description: pB,vL,vmE 102 Notes: H V 8;Leo group;disturbed

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 11h 20m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +13 35' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 9/10.3.2005 22:50

Telescope: Newton 406/1830 mm

Magn: 146x


Field: 21'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 2

Height: 40
Visuality: II
Weather: -15C, strong northern wind

The faintest but the most beautiful galaxy in Leo's trio. NGC 3628 is an edge-on galaxy and there is an obvious dust lane visible. The galaxy has divided into two cells. Northern cell is much larger and brighter, it is a main-cell. Southern cell is much fainter and smaller. The core is very elongated on the south edge of northern cell.