NGC 3359

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Coordinates: Sky map 10h 46m 36.8s, +63° 13′ 25″

NGC 3359
NGC 3359 GALEX WikiSky.jpg
NGC 3359
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Right ascension 10h 46m 36.8s
Declination+63° 13′ 25″
Redshift0.003373
Characteristics
Apparent size (V)4.683 × 1.920 arcmin
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 3359 is a galaxy located 49 million light years from Earth.[1] The central bar is approximately 500 million years old.[2]

NGC 3359 in 32 inch telescope
Galaxy NGC 3359 in Ursa Major (HST)

NGC is "devouring" the much smaller galaxy, nicknamed the Little Cub.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NGC 3359". u-strasbg.fr.
  2. ^ "Best of AOP: NGC 3359". noao.edu.
  3. ^ "'Little Cub' giving astronomers a rare chance".