Galaxy NGC 3074
The galaxy was discovered by Wilhelm Herschel on 28 March 1786 using his 18.7 inch reflecting telescope and cataloged as III 542. He described it as «considerably faint, very large, of an irregular figure, 5' long 4' broad, south preceding a double star».  Dreyer included the galaxy as NGC 3074 in his «New General Catalog of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars» which was published in 1888. 
According to the De Vaucouleurs classification, NGC 3074 is of the SAB(rs)c type, an intermediate form between a spiral and a barred spiral with a budding ring structure. Measured radial speeds of 5138 km/s to 5161 km/s can be found on Simbad. On NED one finds a measured distance of 17 Mpc (55.45 million light years). [145, 194]
|Right Ascension||09h 59m 41.2s|
|Declination||+35° 23' 36"|
|Diameter||2.3 × 2.1 arcmin|
|Photographic (blue) magnitude||13.3 mag|
|Visual magnitude||12.7 mag|
|Surface brightness||14.2 mag·arcmin-2|
|Distance derived from z||72.48 Mpc|
|Dreyer Description||vF, pL, iR, vgvlbM|
|Identification, Remarks||UGC 5366, MCG 6-22-47, CGCG 182-54, NPM1G +35.0178, IRAS 09567+3537|
The galaxy NGC 3074 is located in the constellation Leo Minor. The best time for observation is in the monts from October to June.
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