NGC 3190

Coordinates: Sky map 10h 18m 05.6s, +21° 49′ 58″
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NGC 3190
NGC 3190
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension10h 18m 05.6s[1]
Declination+21° 49′ 58″[1]
Heliocentric radial velocity1271 ± 14 km/s[1]
Distance79 ± 7 Mly
(24.2 ± 2 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.1
Apparent size (V)4.4 × 1.5[1]
Other designations
PGC 30083[1]

NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years away,[2] and consisting of four galaxies in a tight group - NGC 3193 is fairly featureless, NGC 3187 is a dim but striking spiral galaxy and NGC 3185 has a barred spiral structure with an outer ring. It is also a member of the NGC 3190 Group of galaxies, which is a member of the Leo II Groups, a series of galaxies and galaxy clusters strung out from the right edge of the Virgo Supercluster.[3]

In 2002 two supernovae were observed in the galaxy. A Brazilian amateur astronomer Paulo Cacella detected one supernova in the southeastern part in March 2002 (SN 2002bo), and then an Italian team, while studying the first one, detected a second supernova (SN 2002cv) on the other side two months later.[4][5]

In 2012 Apple Inc used a blue tinted image of NGC 3190 as their desktop image for their release of OS X Mountain Lion.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3190. Retrieved 2006-11-18.
  2. ^ a b "Distance Results for NGC 3190". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  3. ^ "The Leo III Groups". Atlas of the Universe. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  4. ^ Cain, Fraser (16 May 2006). "Twin Supernovae in NGC 3190". Universe Today. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. ^ ESO: Twin Explosions In Gigantic Dusty Potato Crisp Archived 2008-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, European Southern Observatory, May 11, 2006

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