DSS image of NGC3557
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC3557, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC3557
Overlaid DSS image of NGC3557, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  10.4
Size  4' x 3' @ 30°
RA (2000)  11h 9' 57.6"
Dec (2000)  37° 32' 21" S
Constellation  Centaurus
Description  B, S, R, pgmbM, 1st of 3

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
31 Jan 2011 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x

Small, round, modest core, NGC3564 is 8' east, NGC3568 is 11' northeast, NGC3557B is 12' north-northwest
Other Data Sources for NGC3557
Nearby objects for NGC3557
7 objects found within 120'
NGC3557A NGC3533 NGC3557B
NGC3557 NGC3564
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.