NGC3384 Galaxy in Leo

(RA 10h 48.3m , Dec. +1238', 9.9 mag., 5.5' x 2.9')

This spiral galaxy accompanies M105 and NGC 3389 (below and above left of center, respectively). The whole trio is located midway between 52 Leonis and 53 Leonis (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on December 26, 2000 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f3.0 focal reducer. White exposures (22 x 60 sec.) were combined with cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered integrations (5 x 60 sec. each) using AIP4WIN. Color image was then adjusted in Lab color space using Corel PhotoPaint 8.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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