NGC 3307

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NGC 3307
PanSTARRS NGC 3307.jpg
Image of NGC 3307 by PanSTARRS.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 10h 36m 17.2s[1]
Declination−27° 31′ 47″[1]
Helio radial velocity3781 km/s[1]
Distance184 Mly (56.3 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterHydra Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)14.49[1]
TypeSB(r)0/a pec?[1]
Size~55,800 ly (17.11 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)0.9 x 0.3[1]
Other designations
ESO 501-31, MCG -4-25-29, PGC 31430[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 3307 is a barred spiral galaxy located about 185 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Hydra.[3] The galaxy was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on March 22, 1836[4][5] and is a member of the Hydra Cluster.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3307. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 3307". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  4. ^ Gottlieb, Steve. "Astronomy-Mall: Adventures In Deep Space NGC objects 3001-3999". Astronomy-Mall. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 3300 - 3349". Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. ^ Richter, O.-G. (February 1989). "The Hydra I cluster of galaxies. V - A catalogue of galaxies in the cluster area" (PDF). Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 77: 237–256. Bibcode:1989A&AS...77..237R.