NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 10:48:28.0
Visual Magnitude: 11.9
Discoverer: Herschel W.
Year of discovery: 1784
Discovery aperture: 18.7
Summary description: F, L, E pf, vglbM, 3rd of 3
NGC 3389 is probably also NGC 3373. See NGC 3371 for the story.
24" (4/20/14): moderately or fairly bright, moderately large, elongated 5:2 WNW-ESE, 1.6'x0.7', brighter core. The surface brightness is irregular with a very mottled appearance. A knot is embedded on the SW side. A mag 15.8 star is 50" south of center (outside the halo). Faintest in a striking trio with M105 and NGC 3384.
13.1" (2/25/84): fairly faint, very elongated 3:1 WNW-ESE, diffuse. Third and faintest of three with bright galaxies NGC 3384 6.4' NNW and M105 9.7' WNW.
8" (3/28/81): faint, small.