NGC 3316

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NGC 3316
PanSTARRS NGC 3316.jpg
PanSTARRS image of NGC 3316. The small galaxy to the lower left edge of NGC 3316 is HCC 15.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 10h 37m 37.3s[1]
Declination−27° 35′ 39″[1]
Helio radial velocity3940 km/s[1]
Distance191 Mly (58.5 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterHydra Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.64[1]
Size~79,700 ly (24.43 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.3 x 1.1[1]
Other designations
ESO 501-54, MCG -04-25-046, PGC 031571[1]

NGC 3316 is a barred lenticular galaxy[2][3] located about 190 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Hydra.[4] The galaxy was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on March 26, 1835.[5][6] NGC 3316 is a member of the Hydra Cluster,[7] and appears to have a small companion galaxy known as HCC 15.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3316. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  2. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  3. ^ "The Snake in Spring: Step into the serpent's curves to explore the Hydra I Galaxy Cluster. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 3316". Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  5. ^ Gottlieb, Steve. "Astronomy-Mall: Adventures In Deep Space NGC objects 3001-3999". Astronomy-Mall. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  6. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 3300 - 3349". Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  7. ^ Richter, O.-G. (February 1989). "The Hydra I cluster of galaxies. V - A catalogue of galaxies in the cluster area". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 77: 237–256. Bibcode:1989A&AS...77..237R.

Coordinates: Sky map 10h 37m 37.3s, -27° 35′ 39″