Galaxy NGC 3294
The galaxies NGC 3294 and NGC 3304 were discovered on 17 March 1787 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-made 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. He listed them under the designations I 164 and III 615. [196, 277, 313] He classified his discoveries according to purely visual impressions, with I standing for bright nebulae and III for very faint nebulae.  The small galaxy UGC 5775 was identified in the early 1970s in the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey photographic plates. (POSS) and included in the «Uppsala General Catalogue of Galaxies» in 1973. 
NGC 3294 is an SA morphological type spiral galaxy located at a distance of 28 to 30 Mpc. NGC 3304 is an S_AB type spiral galaxy with a LINER-type active core. It is further away at 99 Mpc and is only close to NGC 3294 from our line of sight. UGC 5775 is seen edge-on and is even further away at 131 Mpc. 
|Name||RA [hms]||Dec [dms]||mType||Dim [']||Btot [mag]||HRV [km/s]||PA [°]|
|PGC 31428, NGC 3294||10 36 16.0||+37 19 27||S||3.4 x 1.8||11.9||1584||122|
|PGC 31545||10 37 22.0||+37 04 39||S||1.3 x .2||17.0||112|
|PGC 31572, NGC 3304||10 37 37.5||+37 27 22||SB||1.4 x .5||14.4||6896||158|
The galaxy NGC 3294 is located in the constellation Leo Minor. The best viewing time is October to June.