Sarah's Galaxy (Leo triplet)

Observed:  Points: 10

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as of 03/29/2023 10:04 a.m.

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General Info

Right ascension11h20'17''
Size3.600 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC3628
Discovered 1784 William Herschel

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Sarah's Galaxy (Leo triplet)

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

After observing some open clusters in Auriga I decided: "what the heck" and swung my scope towards Leo. I did't expect to find much. I happened to be sandwiched between my roomate's and my neighbour's open windows, with light shining out of both. I've never attempted to view galaxies in Leo before.

I scanned around for a bit on Leo's belly, and behold! 3 faint smudges of light!

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