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″
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: