NGC3223 is a fine spiral-galaxy (typed SA(r)bc) located in the southern constellation of Antila.Sized 4,1′ × 2,5′ and shining with an apparent magnitude of about 11.0mag visually,this galaxy is an easy target for even smaller telescopes.
The real distance from us is about 120mio.light-years with a diameter of around 150K light-years.It contains many starforming regions.
John Herschel saw it first in 1835
position (epoch 2000):
Ra.: 10h 21m 35,1s
Decl.: -34° 16′ 01″
LRGB (480-140-140-140 min),a total of 15.0 hours
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
Centered in this 20,2´x 20,2´arc.min. wide FOV you see the galaxy NGC3223 in the constellation of Antila.
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here is a more datailed version of this fine spiral galaxy: