Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 3412: Galaxy (Leo) RA: 10h 50.9m / DEC: +13° 25'.0
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

Leo is home to so many galaxies that it wouldn't be difficult to miss a few. This is especially true of the star cities sharing real estate with the bright Messier metropolises. NGC 3412 stands just 2 degrees northeast of M95 and M96. This 10.6 magnitude SO-type galaxy is presented in the sketch at left. The view at 129X in the 10-inch Newtonian is of a 3'x2' oval nebulosity surrounding a stellar core region. NGC 3412 is aligned roughly northwest-to-southeast. 7.8 magnitude HD 94089 is visible just inside the eastern field cutoff. Another 15 stars frame the view. 5.5 magnitude 52 Leonis marks the region from 1.3 degrees to the northwest.

NGC 3395 NGC 3414


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