NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:37:37.2
Declination: -27:35:39
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 12.7

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: F, S, R, bM, 9th of 9
Sub-type: SB0

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3316 24" (3/28/17): moderately bright, fairly small, round, 40" diameter, high surface brightness with a thin low surface brightness halo, contains a very small bright nucleus that increases to a stellar pip. Fifth and smallest of 5 brighter galaxies nearly on a line in the core of AGC 1060. 18" (4/9/05): faint, small, round, 30" diameter, increases to a small, brighter core. On a line with NGC 3312 8' WNW and a mag 11 star 4.8' WNW. 13.1" (2/18/04 - Costa Rica): fairly faint, fairly small, round, 40" diameter, weak even concentration, no well-defined core. A mag 11.5 star lies 3' SSE and two mag 13.5 stars are 1.2' S and 1.7' SE of center. Situated in the core of AGC 1060 and forms the eastern vertex of an equilateral triangle with much brighter NGC 3314 7.5' SW and NGC 3312 8' WNW.