NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:37:12.7
Visual Magnitude: 13.1
Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3
Summary description: 8th of 9 neb
NGC 3314 is two superposed spirals, one with PA = 140 deg, the second somewhat
smaller and fainter with PA = 40 deg. The nuclei are nearly coincident,
making it very difficult to provide separate positions for them. I've tried,
nevertheless, but I wouldn't put much weight on my attempts. In any case, you
can find them well enough from the position for the NGC number.
There is a spectacular image of the pair in the Hubble Heritage gallery (see
http://heritage.stsci.edu/2012/29/big.html) that shows clearly what we're up
against as we try to detangle the two objects.
Also see See NGC 3315, where this plays a role in the identification of that
24" (3/28/17): moderately bright, moderately large, very elongated 3:1 or 4:1 NW-SE, 1.3'x0.35' spindle. Modest concentration with a slightly brighter bulging central region. A mag 13.5 star is situated at the northwest tip [36" from center].
13.1" (2/18/04 - Costa Rica): moderately bright, moderately large, spindle-shaped, very elongated 3:1 NW-SE, 1.5'x0.5'. A mag 13 star is at the NW tip. Located 7' ESE of a mag 6.7 star which detracts from viewing. Similar to NGC 3312 in the core of AGC 1060, but slightly smaller.
13.1" (2/23/85): fifth of five in the core of AGC 1060. Fairly faint, small, elongated ~NW-SE. Located 6.8' ESE of mag 6.8 SAO 179027. NGC 3312 lies 7.6' NNW.