NGC3623 - M65
DSS image of NGC3623
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC3623, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC3623
Overlaid DSS image of NGC3623, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.3
Size  10' x 9' @ 174°
RA (2000)  11h 18' 55.9"
Dec (2000)  13° 5' 32" N
Constellation  Leo
Description  B, vL, mE 165, gbMBN

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
10 Feb 2013 Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

A large bright galaxy, about 6' x 2' elongated north-south, a 1' bright central region is the only notable detail, M66 is visible 20' east while NGC3628 is about 35' north

Andrew Cooper
28 Feb 1998 Las Cienegas NCA, Pima Co., AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Nice pair in the field, appears to be nearly edge-on

Charles Messier
1 Mar 1780

Nebula discovered in Leo: It is very faint and contains no star.

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Two rather faint objects, elongated visually in different directions, in a low power field, with several stars. s (M66) rather the larger and brighter; D'A., 'magnifica;' 6'x2'. The other resolved in centre. L.P. both spiral.
Other Data Sources for NGC3623
Nearby objects for NGC3623
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.