NGC 3628 Credit:ESO
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||11h 20m 17.0s|
|Declination||+13° 35′ 23″|
|Redshift||843 ± 1 km/s|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||15′ × 3′.6|
|Apparent magnitude (B)||14.8|
|Notable features||Galaxy in the Leo Triplet|
|UGC 6350, PGC 34697, VV 308b|
NGC 3628, also known as Sarah's Galaxy, is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. It has an approximately 300,000 light-years long tidal tail. NGC 3628 along with M65 and M66 form the famous Leo Triplet, a small group of galaxies. Its most conspicuous feature is the broad and obscuring band of dust located along the outer edge of its spiral arms, effectively transecting the galaxy to our view.
- "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3628. Retrieved 2006-10-24.
- Messier Catalogue Description, NGC 3628 page at SEDS.
- SEDS: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3628
- The Tidal Tail of NGC 3628 at Astronomy Picture of the Day
- High resolved image of NGC 3628 from amateur-astrophotographers
- Szymanek, Nik; Gray, Meghan. "M65 – Spiral Galaxy". Deep Sky Videos. Brady Haran.
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