NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:36:59.9
Declination: +18:8:13
Constellation: LEO
Visual Magnitude: 13.7

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: vF, vS, vlE, glbM, r
Sub-type: Sbc/P

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3303 48" (2/19/12): Arp 192 is a highly disturbed double system with a enormous irregular plume to the south and diffuse haze off the east side. At 488x, the main body was ~1.0'x0.7', extended NNW-SSE and split into two components. On the northwest side of the main core is 2MASXJ10365945+1808157, a large knot with a stellar center that is likely the core of an interacting companion. The plume or tail was visible as a diffuse, fairly wide extension attached at the south-southeast end and extending south for ~1.0', roughly doubling the length of the galaxy. A mag 15 star lies 1.6' S. 17.5" (3/1/03): faint, moderately large, elongated 4:3 N-S, 1.0'x0.8', broad concentration to a slightly brighter core but no nucleus. Overall fairly low surface brightness.