NGC 3344ngc3344


Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor
NGC 3344
Mag 10.5



25/03/16
A really distinctive asterism frames this very faint but quite large Galaxy, making it easy to locate
An arrow, or spade in 25mm with a star of Mag 9.75 at it's point, with stars of Mags 9.85 and 10.25 forming the sides of the point (or the spade)
In 12mm NGC 3344 surrounds two very close stars of Mags 10.40 and 11.85, unclear whether this is a double star, however a just past full Moon just starting to rise, washing out the sky
Definitely worth another look on a moonless night