NGC 3226 and NGC 3227

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Leo 10h23.5 +19°52' 5.6' x 4' 11 75 Mly

NGC 3227 is a spiral galaxy interacting with the dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 3226 at a distance of about 75 million light years from Earth.

Full frame showing the rays from Algieba (Gamma Leonis), a very bright Mag 2.3 star which is only 4' West (right). NGC 3222 is also visible towards Algieba.

Galaxy detail, NGC 3226 is on top (North):

Negative image showing the arms:

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
April 7, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x600
R,G,B 600
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP detail image sampling: .7" / pixel
Very dim arms