NGC 3607

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NGC 3607
NGC 3607.jpg
The nuclear dust disk of NGC 3607 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Leo
Right ascension 11h 16m 54.6s[1]
Declination +18° 03′ 07″[1]
Redshift 960 ± 20 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.8[1]
Type SA(s)[1]
Apparent size (V) 4′.9 &times 2′.5[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

This elliptical galaxy is part of the Leo II Group (NGC 3607 Group) of galaxies.[2] Orbital motions of the globular cluster system[3] imply an unusual poverty of dark matter: perhaps 16±44% of the total mass within 5 effective radii. Recent article shows that its central black hole has a mass of about M = (1.2 ± 0.4) × 108 M[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3607. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
  2. ^ SIMBAD, Leo 2 Group
  3. ^ Adebusola B. Alabi; Duncan A. Forbes; Aaron J. Romanowsky; Jean P. Brodie; Jay Strader; Joachim Janz; Christopher Usher; Lee R. Spitler; Sabine Bellstedt; Anna Ferre-Mateu (2016-05-20). "The SLUGGS survey: the mass distribution in early-type galaxies within five effective radii and beyond". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 460 (04): 3838–3860. arXiv:1605.06101. Bibcode:2016MNRAS.460.3838A. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1213. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Gultekin, Kayhan. "A Quintet of Black Hole Mass Determinations". university of michigan.

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Coordinates: Sky map 11h 16m 54.6s, +18° 03′ 07″