NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:39:54.2
Declination: +9:18:2
Constellation: LEO
Visual Magnitude:

Historic Information

Discoverer: Tempel
Year of discovery: 1879
Discovery aperture: 11.0


Summary description: vF, F st inv
Sub-type: *2

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 3328 is probably a pair of stars near Peters's position. Spitaler's position given in a note in IC1, is for another pair of stars about 5 arcmin southwest. Both observers saw and measured NGC 3332 (which see) when they worked on N3328, and both have good positions for that. Since Peters saw both objects on two different nights (27 and 28 March 1880), I've taken the stars nearer his position as the most likely object. Spitaler's is also possible, but that would demand an error in Peters's relative positions, possible on one night, but unlikely on two. Dreyer also credits N3328 to Tempel, but Tempel gives no position in his fifth paper, so it is not now possible to tell exactly what he was looking at. He records two observations, however, so -- like Peters -- the objects must have appeared nebulous under even pretty good conditions.