- Galaxies & Groups (LMi) -

And (96) Cep (5) Cyg (20) Lac (19) Ori (4) Tau (1)
Aql (3) Cet (21) Del (13) Leo (112) Peg (134) Tri (49)
Aqr (11) CMa (2) Dra (70) Lep (4) Per (31) UMa (162)
Ari (35) CMi (5) Equ (5) Lib (1) Psc (59) UMi (4)
Aur (1) Cnc (59) Eri (3) LMi (31) Pup (1) Vir (112)
Boo (19) Com (102) Gem (35) Lyn (63) Ser (16) Vul (3)
Cam (45) CrB (31) Her (39) Lyr (21) Sex (13)
Cas (6) CVn (86) Hya (4) Oph (2) Sgr (1)

Arp 206 (GLXGRP)

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Image source: DSS I - 20×20'
Name: Arp206
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h52m27.00s / +36°38'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC3432 (UGC5986, H1.172) 11m3 6.6x1.6' (43°)
UGC5983 b17m0 1.2x1.0' (88°)
The extremely faint companion UGC5983 is located southwest of NGC3432.

Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
NGC3432: Already conspicuous at 23x, elongated (NE-SW), almost evenly bright without distinct core. At 48x a fainter field star appeared at the southwestern end.

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MODERATE

Arp 270 (GLXGRP)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: Arp270
Type: GLXGRP
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h49m53.00s / +32°59'00.00"

Group Members:
NGC3395 (UGC5931, H1.116) 11m8 1.7x0.9' (50°)
NGC3396 (UGC5935, H1.117) 12m0 2.9x0.9' (105°)
Bright Arp group of two interacting galaxies.

Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x both galaxies appeared together slightly elongated. From 80x well separated, but touching each other. NGC3395 appears brighter & larger than NGC3396. Both appeared oval, evenly bright and evident with averted vision. Further details were not seen.
EASY

NGC 2859 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2859, UGC5001, H1.137
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h24m18.55s / +34°30'48.16"
Brightness / Size: 10m9 / 4.0x3.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x well seen with averted vision as fairly compact brightening. At 100x the relatively compact, bright, round & sharply defined core was seen with direct vision. With averted vision the core was surrounded by an evenly bright, faint, slightly oval halo (inner ring). The much more fainter outer ring was not visible.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 206x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 45x zeigt sich ein kleines kompaktes Nebelchen, das sich deutlich von den umgebenden Sternen unterscheidet - bei 72x ist die Galaxie dann direkt deutlich sichtbar mit Helligkeitszunahme zur Mitte hin, das Zentrum ist nicht stellar und scheint von einem sehr schwachen und diffusen Halo umgeben - bei 206x wirkt die Galaxie unregelmäßiger, die Außenbereiche sind noch schwerer zu erfassen
EASY

NGC 2942 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2942, UGC5140
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h39m07.96s / +34°00'22.30"
Brightness / Size: 12m6 / 1.9x1.5'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Faint, round to slightly oval, evenly bright. To some extent well visible with averted vision.
MODERATE

NGC 2955 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC2955, UGC5166, H3.541
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h41m16.60s / +35°52'55.62"
Brightness / Size: 12m9 / 1.5x0.7'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Oval, almost evenly bright.
MODERATE

NGC 3003 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC3003, UGC5251, H5.26
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h48m36.05s / +33°25'17.36"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 5.7x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x faint, obviously elongated, evenly bright. At 80x relatively thin with tapering endings.
MODERATE

NGC 3074 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3074, UGC5366, H3.542
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h59m41.26s / +35°23'33.64"
Brightness / Size: 12m7 / 2.3x2.1'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Very faint, roundish, evenly bright. Barely held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT

NGC 3104 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3104, UGC5414, Arp264, H4.48
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h03m57.09s / +40°45'21.50"
Brightness / Size: 13m2 / 3.3x2.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Oval, evenly bright, rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC 3106 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3106, UGC5419, H2.320
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h04m05.26s / +31°11'07.12"
Brightness / Size: 12m4 / 1.8x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Roundish, rather compact. Probably only the bright core was evident.
MODERATE

NGC 3126 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3126, UGC5466
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h08m20.65s / +31°51'45.75"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 2.8x0.6'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 80x more oval, at 150x obviously elongated, evenly bright, relatively thin, slight broadening toward the middle.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x ist ein zarter 3:1 elongierter Strich sichtbar - das Zentrum wirkt heller - bei 111x blitzt im Osten immer wieder eine Kondensation auf (laut DSS ist aber kein Vordergrundstern vorhanden)
EASY

NGC 3158 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3158, UGC5511, H2.639
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h13m50.49s / +38°45'53.68"
Brightness / Size: 11m9 / 2.3x2.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Round, getting much more brighter toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 3245 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3245, UGC5663, H1.86
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h27m18.37s / +28°30'26.77"
Brightness / Size: 10m8 / 3.2x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x rather compact, roundish with brighter center. At 80x very bright, stellar core with an oval halo.

EASY
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 111x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x gut sichtbar, zur Mitte hin heller werdend mit kompaktem Zentrum - bei 111x und 160x schönes Oval und das Zentrum blitzt ab und zu stellar auf, Galaxie ohne Strukturen
EASY

NGC 3254 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3254, UGC5685, H1.72
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h29m19.92s / +29°29'29.18"
Brightness / Size: 11m6 / 4.8x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Elongated, relatively thin, evenly bright. At 150x the brighter core appeared partly roundish.

MODERATE
René Merting
12.5" f/4.5, 72x, SQM-L 21.5
bei 72x wirkt die Galaxie länglich NO-SW-elongiert mit hellerem Zentrum, das auch etwas länglich wirkt
EASY

NGC 3277 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3277, UGC5731, H2.359
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h32m55.46s / +28°30'42.22"
Brightness / Size: 11m7 / 2.1x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Round, slightly brighter center without distinct core, otherwise rather evenly bright. Evident with averted vision.
EASY

NGC 3294 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3294, UGC5753, H1.164
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h36m16.27s / +37°19'28.52"
Brightness / Size: 11m8 / 3.4x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Oval with slightly brighter center, otherwise rather evenly bright and faint. Already visible at 37x with averted vision.
EASY

NGC 3334 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3334, UGC5817, H2.641
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h41m31.21s / +37°18'46.43"
Brightness / Size: 12m8 / 1.1x1.0'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Round with slightly brighter center.
MODERATE

NGC 3344 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: NGC3344, UGC5840, H1.81
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h43m31.15s / +24°55'19.99"
Brightness / Size: 9m9 / 7.1x6.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x oval, evenly bright. At 80x two foreground stars at the eastern edge, which form a slightly curved chain together with the stellar core.
EASY

NGC 3380 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3380, UGC5906, H2.360
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h48m12.15s / +28°36'06.38"
Brightness / Size: 12m5 / 1.6x1.4'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9 FAILED

NGC 3381 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3381, UGC5909, H2.565
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h48m24.82s / +34°42'40.50"
Brightness / Size: 11m7 / 2.0x1.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Roundish, a bit brighter center, rather faint.
MODERATE

NGC 3395 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3395, UGC5931, H1.116
Group: Arp270
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h49m50.12s / +32°58'58.22"
Brightness / Size: 11m8 / 1.7x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Appeared at 37x together with NGC3396 slightly elongated. From 80x visible with direct vision, oval, evenly bright and separated from NGC3396. Appeared a bit larger & brighter than NGC3396. Both galaxies touch each other.
EASY

NGC 3396 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3396, UGC5935, H1.117
Group: Arp270
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h49m55.94s / +32°59'26.44"
Brightness / Size: 12m0 / 2.9x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Appeared at 37x together with NGC3395 slightly elongated. From 80x the galaxy appeared oval, evenly bright and separated from NGC3395. Appeared a bit smaller & fainter than NGC3395. Both galaxies touch each other.
MODERATE

NGC 3413 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3413, UGC5960, H2.493
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h51m20.71s / +32°45'58.94"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 1.8x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0
Quite small, thin, elongated, very high surface brightness.
MODERATE

NGC 3414 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3414, UGC5959, Arp162, H2.362
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h51m16.24s / +27°58'29.88"
Brightness / Size: 11m0 / 3.6x3.1'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
At 48x and 66x oval, slightly condensed with distinct nucleus. Overall pretty faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
At 37x the core was evident & rather compact with averted vision, surrounded by a faint halo. At 80x quite bright, compact, non-stellar core with evenly bright and round halo. Rather high surface brightness.
EASY

NGC 3424 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3424, UGC5972, H2.494
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h51m46.32s / +32°54'02.44"
Brightness / Size: 12m4 / 2.7x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5m8+, SQM-L 21.0
Relatively small, elongated, evenly bright, fairly high surface brightness.
MODERATE

NGC 3430 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3430, UGC5982, H1.118
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h52m11.41s / +32°57'01.53"
Brightness / Size: 11m6 / 4.1x2.2'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5m8+, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x rather evenly bright, oval and well visible with averted vision. At 80x clearly bright, slight brightening toward the middle.
MODERATE

NGC 3432 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 7×7'
Name: NGC3432, UGC5986, H1.172
Group: Arp206
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h52m31.13s / +36°37'07.60"
Brightness / Size: 11m3 / 6.6x1.6'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 23x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3
Already conspicuous at 23x, elongated (NE-SW), almost evenly bright without distinct core. At 48x a fainter field star appeared at the southwestern end.

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MODERATE

NGC 3486 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 10×10'
Name: NGC3486, UGC6079, H1.87
Type: GLX, SY2
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h00m23.95s / +28°58'29.35"
Brightness / Size: 10m5 / 6.8x4.8'
Robert Zebahl
70mm f/5.7, 57x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.1
Almost permanently visible with averted vision as roundish to slightly oval nebula. Towards the middle the galaxy seemed to become slightly brighter.

DIFFICULT
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
Slightly oval, almost equally bright, rather faint.

MODERATE
8" f/6, 37x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.0
At 37x evident with averted vision as round, evenly bright nebula. At 100x a bit brighter, but less distinct center. Overall very bright, slightly oval and almost evenly bright.
EASY

NGC 3504 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS I - 5×5'
Name: NGC3504, UGC6118, H1.88
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h03m11.19s / +27°58'20.77"
Brightness / Size: 11m0 / 2.7x2.5'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 48x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2
At 48x round and getting much brighter towards the middle. At 85x a compact nucleus is visible.
MODERATE

NGC 3510 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 5×5'
Name: NGC3510, UGC6126, H2.365
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 11h03m43.36s / +28°53'13.58"
Brightness / Size: 12m1 / 4.1x0.8'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 85x, Bortle 6-, NELM 5m0, SQM-L 19.2

FAILED
8" f/6, 100x, Bortle 4-, SQM-L 20.9
Very elongated, evenly bright, rather faint.
MODERATE

UGC 5349 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (red) - 5×5'
Name: UGC5349
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 09h58m06.36s / +37°17'33.70"
Brightness / Size: 13m7 / 2.5x0.9'
Robert Zebahl
8" f/6, 150x, Bortle 4, NELM 6m0, SQM-L 21.0 FAILED

UGC 5829 (GLX)

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Image source: DSS II (blue) - 8×8'
Name: UGC5829, The Spider Galaxy
Type: GLX
Constellation: LMi
Coordinates: 10h42m42.22s / +34°26'56.30"
Brightness / Size: 13m5 / 4.6x3.8'
Robert Zebahl
120mm f/5, 66x, Bortle 4, SQM-L 21.3

FAILED
8" f/6, 80x, Bortle 4-, NELM 5m8+, SQM-L 21.0
Appeared roundish, very faint. Barely held with averted vision.
DIFFICULT