Quote from The Deep Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000:
"Spiral Galaxy, peculiar, type Sb pec sp III; Edgewise, has two equatorial planes marked by dark matter tilted a few degrees to each other."
NGC 3362 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Leo that is characterized by a fine narrow dust lane. This galaxy, also know as Arp 317, is a part of the Leo Triplet of galaxies. It is larger but fainter than the other two, M-65 and M-66. This galaxy is an X-ray source and has several discrete radio sources. It also appears to have an Active Galactic Nucleus.
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George Normandin, KAS
June 21th, 2009