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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:37:25.5
Visual Magnitude: 11.4
Year of discovery: 1886
Discovery aperture: 26.3
Summary description: eF, pS, iR, gbMN, * 15 n 3"
18" (4/10/04): fairly bright, large, round. Sharply concentrated with a small very bright core surrounded by a large, low surface brightness halo, ~1.5'-2' in diameter, which fades into the background. Outlying member of the Hydra I cluster and member of the group LGG 209 along with NGC 3331 and NGC 3335. On photos, this is a beautiful, face-on barred spiral with and inner ring and two main long spiral arms.