Coordinates: Sky map 10h 43m 31.1s, +24° 55′ 20″

NGC 3344

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NGC 3344
Multi-filter image of NGC 3344.jpg
Multi-filter image of NGC 3344, as seen by HST[1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right ascension10h 43m 31.150s[2]
Declination+24° 55′ 19.99″[2]
Redshift0.001935 ± 0.000003[3]
Helio radial velocity585[4] km/s
Distance22.5 Mly (6.90 Mpc)[4]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.5[5]
Apparent size (V)7′.1 × 6′.5[5]
Other designations
UGC 5840, PGC 31968[5]

NGC 3344 is a relatively isolated[7] barred spiral galaxy located 22.5[4] million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. This galaxy belongs to the group known as the Leo spur, which is a branch of the Virgo Supercluster.[8] NGC 3344 has the morphological classification (R)SAB(r)bc,[6] which indicates it is a weakly barred spiral galaxy that exhibits rings and moderate to loosely wound spiral arms.[9] There is both an inner and outer ring, with the prominent arms radiating outward from the inner ring and the slightly elliptical bar being situated inside. At the center of the bar is an HII nucleus with an angular diameter of about 3.[7] NGC 3344 hosted supernova SN 2012fh, which was shown to likely be a Type Ib or Type Ic. [10]


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  4. ^ a b c Crook, Aidan C.; et al. (February 2007), "Groups of Galaxies in the Two Micron All Sky Redshift Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, 655 (2): 790–813, arXiv:astro-ph/0610732, Bibcode:2007ApJ...655..790C, doi:10.1086/510201, S2CID 11672751.
  5. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3344. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  6. ^ a b Pilyugin, L. S.; et al. (October 2004), "Oxygen and nitrogen abundances in nearby galaxies. Correlations between oxygen abundance and macroscopic properties", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 425 (3): 849–869, arXiv:astro-ph/0407014, Bibcode:2004A&A...425..849P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20034522.
  7. ^ a b Verdes-Montenegro, L.; et al. (April 2000), "A detailed study of the ringed galaxy NGC 3344", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 356: 827–839, Bibcode:2000A&A...356..827V.
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  9. ^ Buta, Ronald J.; et al. (2007), Atlas of Galaxies, Cambridge University Press, pp. 13–17, ISBN 978-0521820486.
  10. ^ Johnson, Samson A.; et al. (April 2013), On the progenitor of the Type Ibc supernova 2012fh, doi:10.1093/mnras/stx2170

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