Galaxy NGC 3184

Object Description

NGC 3184
NGC 3184: Galaxiy in Ursa Major; 500 mm Cassegrain f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 240-60-60-60 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2011 Radek Chromik

The galaxy NGC 3184 was discovered on 18 March 1787 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-made 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. On 25 January 1851 the engineer Bindon Stoney set up the 72 inch reflecting telescope in Birr Castle, Ireland «Leviathan» of his employer William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, on this object and recorded two bright nodes in a spiral arm, which were included as NGC 3180 and NGC 3181 by John LE Dreyer in his «New General Catalogue». He also encountered the small galaxy NGC 3179, about 19 arc minutes to the south. [196, 277] Distances for the spiral galaxy NGC 3184 range from 8.6 Mpc to 11.6 Mpc. [145]

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 317910 17 57.2+41 06 53Gx (S0)14.113.11.8 × 0.5S, R, bMN, in line with 2 stUGC 5555, MCG 7-21-36, CGCG 211-37, NPM1G +41.0230
NGC 318010 18 10.7+41 26 57GxyP15.00.2vF, E, connected with h 688HII in N 3184
NGC 318110 18 11.5+41 24 48GxyP14.80.3vF, E, connected with h 688part of N 3184
NGC 318410 18 17.0+41 25 24Gx (SBc)10.49.87.4 × 6.9pB, vL, R, vgbMUGC 5557, MCG 7-21-37, CGCG 211-38, KUG 1015+416

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 3184 is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The best viewing time is December to June when it is highest at night.

Chart Galaxy NGC 3184
Galaxy NGC 3184 in constellation Ursa Maior. Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]

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References

145SIMBAD astronomical database; simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum; skysafariastronomy.com
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey; archive.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/dss_form
196Celestial Atlas by Curtney Seligman; cseligman.com/text/atlas.htm (2020-12-28)
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; klima-luft.de/steinicke (2021-02-17)