NGC 3344 (Sliced Onion Galaxy)

Telescope: Hubble Space Telescope, 2.4m Reflector, 57.6m FL
Camera: Wide Field Camera 3 (Ultraviolet and visible light channels), about 3' x 3' field of view, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Image Center (J2000): RA 10h 43m, DEC +24° 55'

Barred spiral galaxy in Leo Minor. Exhibits rings and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms. At the center of the bar is an HII nucleus which can be seen in this image. Mag 10.5. 7' x 6', about the same size as the Hubble field of view. Image uses two blue layers.


Hubble Archive files:

Red: hst_13364_22_wfc3_uvis_f814w_sci.fits
Green: hst_13364_22_wfc3_uvis_f555w_sci.fits
Blue: hst_13364_22_wfc3_uvis_f336w_sci.fits and hst_13364_22_wfc3_uvis_f438w_sci.fits
NGC 3344 (Sliced Onion Galaxy), Barred spiral galaxy in Leo Minor. Exhibits rings and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms. At the center of the bar is an HII nucleus which can be seen in this image. Mag 10.5. 7' x 6', about the same size as the Hubble field of view. Image uses two blue layers.