NGC 3628

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NGC 3628
NGC 3628 The Oddest Member of the Leo Triplet.jpg
NGC 3628 Credit:ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 11h 20m 17.0s[1]
Declination +13° 35′ 23″[1]
Redshift 843 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance 35 Mly[2]
Type SAb pec[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 15′ × 3′.6[citation needed]
Apparent magnitude (B) 10.2[1]
Notable features Galaxy in the Leo Triplet
Other designations
UGC 6350, PGC 34697, VV 308b[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy[3] or Sarah's Galaxy [4][5][6][7][8] 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.

NGC 3628 in the constellation Leo.


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