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.

NGC 3226, NGC 3227, NGC 3222

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

NGC 3226 and 3227 detail

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