Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 3912: Spiral Galaxy (Leo) RA: 11h 50.1m / DEC: +26° 28'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This little gem is tucked away in northeastern Leo just across the border from Coma Berenices and Ursa Major. My 10-inch Newtonian produces a scene much like that recorded in the sketch at left. The drawing renders the view at 82X. NGC 3912, a borderline spiral/irregular galaxy, appears elongated north-south across a 3'x1' area. A 14th magnitude GSC star rests near the galaxy's southern tip. Sixteen field stars provide context. NGC 3900 is located just 35' to the north.

NGC 3900 NGC 3938


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