NGC 3044 Galaxy in Sextans

This nearly edged-on galaxy,named NGC3044 and typed SB(s)c,can be found in the constellation of Sextans.Sized 4.7´x 0.7´arc-minutes with an aparent brightness of 12.0mag,it can easily be detected in mid-sized telescopes of apertures larger than 6 inches.

Its real distance is about 50 light-years from our own milky-way.Many star-burst regions can be found inside this galaxy,wherein the supernova SN 1983E could be observed (type II).

NGC3044 was first observed by William Herschel in 1784.


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 09h 53m 40,9s
Decl.: +01° 34′ 47″


image data:

LRGB image from

L = 28x1200s

RGB = 7x1200s each

a total of 16.3hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


inside a 16.8 x 16.8`arc-min.FOV you can see NGC3044 as a fine edged-on galaxy.

For full resolution click HERE.

here you find a more detailed view to NGC3044:

Last modified on Friday, 06 March 2020 17:54

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