NGC 3610

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NGC 3610
A young elliptical.jpg
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 3610, showing its disk
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right ascension 11h 18m 25.276s[1]
Declination+58° 47′ 10.49″[1]
Redshift0.005694[2]
Helio radial velocity1707[2]
Distance82.56 ± 29.32 Mly (25.313 ± 8.991 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)11.4[3]
Characteristics
TypeE5:[2]
Size76,800 ly (23,560 pc)[2]
Apparent size (V)3.2′ × 3.2′[2]
Other designations
UGC 6319, MGC+10-16-107, PGC 34566

NGC 3610 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major.[4] It was discovered on 8 April 1793 by William Herschel.[5]

NGC 3610 was imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2015. The image shows a prominent disk, a characteristic of spiral galaxies but not elliptical galaxies. Elliptical galaxies are thought to form from collisions with spiral galaxies; NGC 3610 is a relatively young elliptical galaxy which has still not lost its disk yet.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Results for NGC 252". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. ^ "NGC 3610". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "A young elliptical". Hubble Space Telescope. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  5. ^ "NGC 3610 (= PGC 34566)". cseligman. Retrieved 12 February 2017.