NGC 3486

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NGC 3486
NGC 3486
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right ascension 11h 00m 23.946s[1]
Declination+28° 58′ 29.35″[1]
Redshift+0.004113 ± 0.000003[2]
Helio radial velocity+681[3] km/s
Distance27.4 Mly (8.41 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.5[4]
Apparent size (V)7.1' × 5.3'
Other designations
UGC 6079

NGC 3486 is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy located about 27.4[3] million light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor. It has a morphological classification of SAB(r)c,[5] which indicates it is a weakly barred spiral with an inner ring and loosely wound arms.[6] This is a borderline, low-luminosity Seyfert galaxy with an active nucleus. However, no radio or X-ray emission has been detected from the core, and it may only have a small supermassive black hole with less than a million times the mass of the Sun.[7]


  1. ^ a b Skrutskie, M. F.; et al. (February 2006), "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)", The Astronomical Journal, 131 (2): 1163–1183, Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S, doi:10.1086/498708.
  2. ^ Wegner, Gary; et al. (December 2001), "Redshifts for 2410 Galaxies in the Century Survey Region", The Astronomical Journal, 122 (6): 2893–2900, arXiv:astro-ph/0109101, Bibcode:2001AJ....122.2893W, doi:10.1086/323915.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3486. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
  5. ^ a b Conselice, C. J. (November 1997), "The Symmetry, Color, and Morphology of Galaxies", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 109: 1251–1255, arXiv:astro-ph/9710234, Bibcode:1997PASP..109.1251C, doi:10.1086/134004.
  6. ^ Buta, Ronald J.; et al. (2007), Atlas of Galaxies, Cambridge University Press, pp. 13–17, ISBN 978-0521820486.
  7. ^ Maoz, Dan (June 2007), "Low-luminosity active galactic nuclei: are they UV faint and radio loud?", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 377 (4): 1696–1710, arXiv:astro-ph/0702292, Bibcode:2007MNRAS.377.1696M, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.11735.x.

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Coordinates: Sky map 10h 59m 44.8s, +28° 59′ 44.8″