NGC 3115

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 3115 in the constellation Sextans.

 

Introduction

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3115 in the constellation Sextans is one of two or three "spindle galaxies" and has a relatively high surface brightness for galaxies, so that it is normally easy to find. In the eVscope or refractor it shows a bright round core and a faint lenticular or spindle-shaped halo.

Size: 4' x 1' (Stoyan)
Distance: 25 million light years
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3115 in the constellation Sextans (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

NGC 3115 - Mar 14, 2020

 

NGC 3115 - Mar 14, 2020, processed

 

 

My Own Observations

Observations March 2020

 

References

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