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Basic Information

Location and Magnitude

Right Ascension: 10:33:35.8
Declination: -27:27:16
Constellation: HYA
Visual Magnitude: 12.1

Historic Information

Discoverer: Herschel J.
Year of discovery: 1835
Discovery aperture: 18.3


Summary description: pB, S, lE, gbM, 1st of 9
Sub-type: SBa

Steve's Notes

===== NGC 3285 24" (3/28/17): moderately bright, moderately large, elongated 3:2 or 5:3 WNW-ESE, sharply concentrated with a bright elongated core and stellar nucleus, much fainter halo, ~1.6'x1.0'. 13.1" (2/23/85): fairly faint, fairly small, slightly elongated WNW-ESE, small bright nucleus. Located 7' SSW of mag 7.7 SAO 178978. This member of AGC 1060 forms a trio with NGC 3285A 12' WSW and NGC 3285B 18' SE.