NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort

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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:40:28.2
Declination: +9:10:57
Constellation: LEO
Visual Magnitude: 12.3

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1796
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: vF, S, lE 130°
Sub-type: E-S0

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 3332 = NGC 3342 (which see) is probably the galaxy measured by Schoenfeld and Vogel, and mentioned in the notes to the GC Supplement by Dreyer. WH's first observation for H I 272 was referred to Uranus (his "Georgian Planet") and reduces to a place several arcmin away from the galaxy. But it is the only one in the area bright enough that he could have seen it, and the description fits as well. The galaxy is also number (24) in David Todd's list published as part of his search for "the trans-Neptunian" planet (see NGC 3604 for more on this). His sketch matches the sky very well, but his position, like WH's, is not very good. This must be one of the Todd objects for which Dreyer suspected an identity with a known nebula, as he does not mention Todd's observation of this object.

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3332 17.5" (3/22/96): fairly faint, fairly small, round, 0.8' diameter. Even concentration to a brighter core and a nearly stellar nucleus. A mag 11.5-12 star is 1.2' SE of center.