NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:47:49.5
Visual Magnitude: 9.3
Year of discovery: 1781
Discovery aperture: 3.0
Summary description: vB, cL, R, psbM, r
24" (4/20/14): very bright, large, slightly elongated ~SW-NE, ~3.0'x2.5'. Sharply concentrated with a large, brilliant core containing to an intense nucleus, which increases towards the center. First in a prominent trio with NGC 3384 7.3' NW and NGC 3389 9.8' ESE. Member of the M96 Group = Leo Group.
13.1" (2/25/84): bright, very small bright core, slightly elongated. First of three bright galaxies in the field with NGC 3384 7.3' NW and NGC 3389 9.7' ESE.
8" (3/28/81): fairly bright, round.