NGC 3414 -- Lenticular Galaxy in Leo Minor
Drawing of the Lenticular Galaxy NGC 3414
At a power of 84x, using the 6-inch refractor from my suburban backyard, I was just able to
detect the presence of NGC 3414. At 182x magnification, with some effort, I could make
out the north-south elongation of the galaxy and detect a somewhat stellar-looking nucleus.
Only on the best of nights from my deck can NGC 3414 be seen with the 6-inch refractor
and even tonight it was far from an easy target. Still it took 94 million years for its light to
reach my eye-ball and for that reason alone it warranted a drawing.