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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 3299 very small circular
N/A
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3592 very small thin oval
N/A
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2903 large oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3627 medium oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3623 medium thin oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3368 medium oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3521 large oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3351 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3384 medium oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3379 medium circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3607 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3377 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3412 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3489 small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3626 small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3227 medium circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3593 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3705 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3640 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3900 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3608 small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3301 small thin oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3226 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3248 very small oval
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 4008 very small oval
1
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3032 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3067 very small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3611 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3598 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3462 very small circular
1
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3524 very small thin oval
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3655 very small oval
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3177 very small circular
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3842 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2918 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3209 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2893 very small circular
1
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3628 large slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3338 medium oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3495 small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3666 small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3239 small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3810 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3596 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3190 small oval
<0.5
Heritage 130
NGC 2911 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3501 small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3646 small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3041 small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3684 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3507 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3221 small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3686 small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3162 small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3692 small slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3020 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2964 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3681 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3389 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3193 very small circular
<0.5
Heritage 130
NGC 3279 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3370 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3801 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3968 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3455 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3437 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2862 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3599 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2939 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3367 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2916 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3131 very small thin oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3659 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3230 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3861 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3872 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3060 very small thin oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2874 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3987 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3098 very small thin oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3185 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2968 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3434 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3547 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3287 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3800 very small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3024 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3094 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3630 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3274 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2894 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
UGC 6697 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3869 very small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3526 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3816 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2872 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3937 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3454 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3300 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3940 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3753 very small thin oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3689 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3812 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3815 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3853 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2919 very small thin oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3997 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3352 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2882 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3912 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3873 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3070 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3862 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3821 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2948 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3306 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3362 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3615 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2906 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3332 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3649 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3605 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3947 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3691 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3222 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3773 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 4005 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3844 very small slither
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3016 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3840 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3506 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3426 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3651 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3213 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2914 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3653 very small oval
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3618 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3457 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3750 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 2984 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3799 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3954 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch
NGC 3107 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3837 very small circular
<0.5
Meade 16 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 3607 / NGC 3608 - 2/1 - Lovely pair with NGC 3607 being the brighter of the two
M65 / M66 - Very bright pair NGC 3628 is also close by
M95 / M96 / M105 - Very bright group
NGC 3190 / NGC 3193 - 2/2 - Nice bright pair
NGC 2964 / NGC 2965 - 0.5/0.5 - Faint pair
NGC 3226 / 3227 - 0.5/0.5 - Faint pair

Other notes

Best placed from mid winter to late spring.

Leo has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 230, 60.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking well above the galactic plane above the Perseus arm of our spiral galaxy.

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