NGC 3259 is a bright barred spiral galaxy located approximately 110 million light-years from Earth.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||10h 32m 34.816s|
|Declination||+65° 02′ 27.79″|
|Helio radial velocity||+1,677 km/s|
|Distance||89.7 Mly (27.5 Mpc)|
|Mass||1.26 × 1010 M☉|
NGC 3259 is a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 90 million light-years from Earth, in the Ursa Major constellation. It has the morphological classification SAB(rs)bc, which indicates that it is a spiral galaxy with a weak bar across the nucleus (SAB), an incomplete inner ring structure circling the bar (rs), and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms (bc). This galaxy is a known source of X-ray emission and it has an active galactic nucleus of the Seyfert 2 type.
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- Seth, Anil; et al. (May 2008), "The Coincidence of Nuclear Star Clusters and Active Galactic Nuclei", The Astrophysical Journal, 678 (1): 116–130, Bibcode:2008ApJ...678..116S, arXiv: , doi:10.1086/528955. Cite error: Invalid
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- Buta, Ronald J.; et al. (2007), Atlas of Galaxies, Cambridge University Press, pp. 13–17, ISBN 0521820480.
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