NGC 3377

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NGC 3377
NGC 3377 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 3377
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 10h 47m 42.4s
Declination +13° 59′ 08″
Redshift 0.002218 ± 0.000008 [1]
Distance 11.2[2] Mpc
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.2[3]
Characteristics
Type E5[1]
Apparent size (V) 5′.2 × 3′.0[4]
Other designations
UGC 5899, PGC 32249[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 3377 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Leo. It is a member of the M96 Group and is about 26 Mly away, with a diameter of approximately 40 000 ly.[4] The supermassive black hole at the core of NGC 3377 has a mass of 8.0+0.5
−0.6
×107 M
.[2] A very faint companion galaxy, NGC 3377A is 7.1' NW.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3377. Retrieved 2013-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b Graham, Alister W. (November 2008), "Populating the Galaxy Velocity Dispersion - Supermassive Black Hole Mass Diagram: A Catalogue of (Mbh, σ) Values", Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 25 (4): 167–175, arXiv:0807.2549Freely accessible, Bibcode:2008PASA...25..167G, doi:10.1071/AS08013. 
  3. ^ Frommert, Hartmut. "NGC 3377". SEDS. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Bratton, Mark (2011). The complete guide to the Herschel objects : Sir William Herschel’s star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Cambridge University Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-521-76892-4. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 10h 47m 42.4s, +13° 59′ 08″