Galaxy NGC 3486

Object Description

NGC 3486
NGC 3486: Galaxy in Leo Minor; 500 mm Cassegrain 3625 mm f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 340+60+60+60 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2015 Radek Chromik

The galaxy NGC 3486 was discovered on April 11, 1785 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his homemade 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. He listed it under the designation I 87. [196, 277, 313] Es is a Seyfert 2 galaxy with an intermediate form from spiral to barred spiral (morphological type SABc) It is located at a distance of 8.4 to 13 Mpc. [145]

«Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC)», Paturel et al. 1989 [144]
DesignationsPGC 33166: NGC 3486, UGC 6079, MCG 5-26-32, CGCG 155-41
Right Ascension (J2000.0)11h 00m 23.5s
Declination (J2000.0)+28° 58' 33"
Morphological TypeSB
Dimensions6.8' x 4.8'
Visual Magnitude11.0 mag
Radial Velocity (HRV)682 km/s
Position Angle80°

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 3486 is located in the constellation Leo Minor (Leo Minor). The best viewing time is October to June.

Chart NGC 3486
Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]


144Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC); Paturel G., Fouque P., Bottinelli L., Gouguenheim L.; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 80, 299 (1989); (2021-02-18)
145SIMBAD astronomical database;
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum;
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey;
196Celestial Atlas by Curtney Seligman; (2020-12-28)
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; (2021-02-17)
313«A New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, being the Catalogue of the late Sir John F.W. Herschel, Bart., revised, corrected, and enlarged» Dreyer, J. L. E. (1888); Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society. 49: 1–237; Bibcode:1888MmRAS..49....1D