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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:43:31.9
Declination: +11:59:9
Constellation: LEO
Visual Magnitude:

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7


Summary description: eeF (if anything)
Sub-type: *2

Corwin's Notes

===== NGC 3345 is a conflation of a double star found by JH and NGC 3351 = M 95. JH was looking for his father's H I 26, but did not find it at the recorded position. That position turns out to be just one minute of time preceding, and 20 arcmin north of M 95, the description fits the bright galaxy, and WH did not mention M 95 in the sweep; so -- as Dreyer suggested in the NGC Notes and in his 1912 "Corrections to the NGC ..." MN paper -- H I 26 is probably an observation of Messier's object. Wolfgang, going through WH's observations in considerable detail, agrees and emphasizes the identity with M 95. I don't believe that we should totally ignore JH's observation, however, so have listed it under the NGC number 3345. JH's position for the double is good, though he seems to have doubted his observation, calling the object "eF, hardly visible." Though Dreyer adopted JH's description as well as position for the NGC, he noted the identity with H I 26 as very questionable, and also noted that neither he nor d'A could find anything at JH's place. The GC entry is an amalgam of WH's description ("cB, pL, E, mbM") and JH's position. Dreyer recognized the discrepancy between the descriptions, so cleaned up the entry for the NGC.