Galaxy NGC 3198

NGC 3198
NGC 3198: Galaxie in Ursa Major; 500 mm Cassegrain f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 890-240-240-240 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2015 Radek Chromik

Object Description

The galaxy NGC 3198 was discovered on 15 January 1788 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-built 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. [277] Distances of this spiral galaxy of the morphological type S_AB range from 11 Mpc to 17 Mpc. [145]

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
DesignationNGC 3198
TypeGx (SBc)
Right Ascension (J2000.0)10h 19m 54.9s
Declination (J2000.0)+45° 33' 00"
Diameter8.5 × 3.3 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude10.9 mag
Visual magnitude10.3 mag
Surface brightness13.8 mag·arcmin-2
Position Angle35°
Distance derived from z9.34 Mpc
Metric Distance13.990 Mpc
Dreyer DescriptionpB, vL, mE 45°, vgbM
Identification, RemarksUGC 5572, MCG 8-19-20, CGCG 240-30

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 3198 is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The best viewing time is December to June when it is highest at night.

Finder Chart Galaxy NGC 3198
Galaxy NGC 3198 in constellation Ursa Maior. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

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