NGC 3851

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NGC 3851
SDSS NGC 3851.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 3851.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationLeo
Right ascension 11h 44m 20.4s[1]
Declination19° 58′ 51″[1]
Redshift0.021365[1]
Helio radial velocity6405 km/s[1]
Distance300 Mly (92 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterLeo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)15.1[1]
Characteristics
TypeE/S0[1]
Size~78,000 ly (24 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)0.25 x 0.2[1]
Other designations
ARAK 316, CGCG 97-106, MCG 3-30-77, PGC 36516[1]

NGC 3851 is an elliptical or lenticular galaxy located about 300 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Leo.[3] It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on February 24, 1827[4] and is a member of the Leo Cluster.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3851. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 3851". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 3850 - 3899". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  6. ^ "Hierarchy catalogue". leda.univ-lyon1.fr. Retrieved 2018-07-17.

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