Four spiral galaxies in Leo
March 29–April 5, 2012: Spiral galaxies NGC 3227, NGC 3338, NGC 3489, and NGC 3507 are all visible through 6-inch or larger instruments from a dark site, and all lie in the same constellation — Leo the Lion.
March 29, 2012
Targets for February 2–9, 2012
You’ll find spiral galaxy NGC 3227 and its companion, the magnitude 11.4 elliptical galaxy NGC 3226, 50' east of magnitude 2.0 Algieba (Gamma [γ] Leonis). The elliptical appears to be attached to the northern end of the brighter galaxy.
Photo by Ted Wolfe
Small telescope: Open clusters NGC 2345, NGC 2354, NGC 2367, NGC 2374, NGC 2383, and NGC 2384 in Canis Major
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