Basic object information

Object name: NGC 3684
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.5
Size: 3.1'x2.1'
Position angle: 130
Object classification: Sbc
Description: pB,pL,E,vgbM
Notes: NGC 3686 at 14';PA 33

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 11h 27m 12.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +17 02' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.4.2007 0:10

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 40

Weather: -8C

Pretty bright and beautiful galaxy between NGC 3681 and NGC 3686. Small and almost stellar core which is surrounded by fainter oval area. There are also slightly curved spiral arms. The NW arm is brighter and larger than other.