NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:36:55.8
Visual Magnitude: 11.4
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: cB, S, lE 53°, psbM, r
NGC 3301 = NGC 3760, which see.
17.5" (3/12/94): fairly bright, moderately large, very elongated 4:1 SW-NE, 3.5'x0.7', good concentration with a small very bright core and bright stellar nucleus, halo is brighter on the ENE side. Off the north side is a thin isosceles triangle of mag 10-11 stars consisting of two mag 10 stars 2.9' N and 5.7' NNW, and a mag 11 star 4.2' N.
8" (4/24/82): fairly faint, very elongated.