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NGC 3223

NGC 3223, IC 2571, ESO 375-12, LEDA 30308, MCG-06-23-023, SGC 101921-3400.8, h 3243, GC 2085

RA: 10h 21m 35.7s
Dec: −34° 15′ 57″

Con: Antlia
Ch: MSA:920, U2:366, SA:20

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin

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Type: galaxy, Sb

Mag: B=11.88, V=10.82

Size: 3.981′ x 2.57′
PA: 135°

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History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 3223 = IC 2571, which see.

Historical observations

John Herschel (1847) Cape Observations

This 12.1 magnitude spiral in Antlia was discovered by Sir John Herschel at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope. He recorded it as "pretty bright, very large, very slightly elongated, pretty suddenly a little brighter in the middle, to a centre; diam 2'."

Published comments

Helwan Obs. Bulletin No 15 (1915)

vF, 3'x2', pFN, ? spir.

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940)

Shapley, H. & Paraskevopoulos, J.S. (1940) Southern clusters and galaxies. Harvard Obs. Bull., No.914, 6-8.

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

Notes that this is a 12.0 mag galaxy. Their coded description reads S,R,DIF,BM,SSTR)).

Sandage, A. (1975) ApJ, 202, 563

(Astrophysical Journal, 202, 563-582) notes that this galaxy is a member of the Antlia Group. Members include NGC 3250, NGC 3257, NGC 3258, NGC 3260, NGC 3267, NGC 3269, NGC 3268, NGC 3271, NGC 3273, NGC 3275, NGC 3281 and ESO 375-G 41. . Possible additional members include NGC 3223, NGC 3241 and NGC 3261.

Paturel et al. (1991)

Paturel, G., Petit, C., Kogoshvili, N. et al. (1991) An extragalactic data base. IV. Errors and misprints in catalogues of galaxies. Astrophys.J.Suppl.Ser., 91(3), 371.

NGC 3223 = IC 2571

Modern observations

Tom Lorenzin

Lorenzin, in the electronic version of "1000+ The Amateur Astronomers' Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing", notes: "12.1M; 3.5' x 1.5' extent; very soft oblong with stellar nucleus; low in S sky."

Steve Coe

Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Pretty bright, pretty large, elongated 1.5 X 1 in PA 90, considerably brighter middle at 150X."

Brian Skiff

POSS: br * 1'.9 in pa103; fntr * 50" in pa85.

15cm - pretty f, vlosfcbr. * on E side. BS, 13Mar1980, Anderson Mesa.

- mod br oval w/two *s inv @ 80x. 140x: m10.5 * well off E side; m13.5-14

* just w/in halo on E. 1'.8x1'.2 in pa120. mod broad concen except for

sub*ar nuc wk-sharply brtr. sl mottled nr nuc. BS, 26Feb1990, LCO.

25cm - modlosfcbr, line of 3-4 *ings in core in pa120. 2'x1'.5 overall. core

cigar-shaped, 1'x0'.3; no consp nuc. BS, 13Mar1980, Anderson Mesa.

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