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 11 April 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 Galaxy NGC 3486
Galaxy NGC 3486 in constellation Leo Minor. Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]

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References

144Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC); Paturel G., Fouque P., Bottinelli L., Gouguenheim L.; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 80, 299 (1989); cdsarc.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/VII/119 (2021-02-18)
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)
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