NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:37:43.1
Declination: -27:31:9
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude:

Historic Information

Discoverer: Austin
Year of discovery: 1870
Discovery aperture: 15.0


Summary description: Neb *, 5' n of h 3284
Sub-type: *3

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 3317 is probably the triple star I've noted in the position table. Found 24 March 1870, probably during the same observing session as NGC 3314 and 3315 (both of which see), E. P. Austin gave this only an approximate position (10h 31m, -26d 48m for 1860). This is the only object five arcminutes north of NGC 3316 that Austin might have reasonably seen. There are galaxies in the area, but they are much too faint to have been picked up with Harvard 15-inch refractor.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3317 24" (2/22/14): this ~9" pair of stars (in the AGC 1060 field) was difficult to resolve at 260x (partially due to the low elevation) and seems more like a small nebulous glow. It was resolved at 375x, though the (single) companion on the south side was quite faint (mag 15.5-15.8) and sometimes not distinctly seen as a star but as an indistinct glow. The northern component (very close pair) was not resolved.