NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:48:16.7
Visual Magnitude: 9.9
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: vB, L, R, psmbM, 2nd of 3
NGC 3384 is probably also NGC 3371, which see.
24" (4/20/14): very bright, large, elongated at least 2:1 SW-NE, ~3.2'x1.5' though the outer halo increases in size with averted vision. Sharply concentrated with a large, brilliant, rounder core that gradually increases to the center. Forms a prominent trio with M105 7.4' SW and NGC 3389 6.4' SSE. Member of the Leo Group = M96 Group.
13.1" (2/25/84): bright, bright stellar nucleus, elongated 5:2 SW-NE. Second of three with M105 7.3' SW and NGC 3389 6.4' SSE.
8" (3/28/81): fairly bright, round, moderately large.