NGC 3877

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NGC 3877
NGC3877 - SDSS DR14.jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right ascension11h 46m 07.8s[1]
Declination+47° 29′ 41″[1]
Helio radial velocity895 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance50.5 ± 4.2 Mly
(15.5 ± 1.3 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.1[1]
Apparent size (V)4'.4 × 0'.8[1]
Other designations
UGC 6745, PGC 36699[1]

NGC 3877 is a type Sc spiral galaxy that was discovered by William Herschel on February 5, 1788.[3] It is located below the magnitude 3.7 star Chi Ursae Majoris in Ursa Major.[3][4]

NGC 3877 next to the 3.7 magnatude star Chi Ursae Majoris (χ UMa)


The Type IIn supernova SN 1998S[3][5] is the only supernova that has been observed within NGC 3877.


NGC 3877 is a member of the M109 Group, a group of galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major that may contain over 50 galaxies. The brightest galaxy in the group is the spiral galaxy M109.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3877. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 3877". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  3. ^ a b c "NGC 3877". SEDS, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  4. ^ "WikiSky DSS2 image of Chi Ursae Majoris". Wikisky. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  5. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for SN 1998S. Retrieved 2006-11-10.
  6. ^ R. B. Tully (1988). Nearby Galaxies Catalog. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-35299-4.
  7. ^ A. Garcia (1993). "General study of group membership. II - Determination of nearby groups". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 100: 47–90. Bibcode:1993A&AS..100...47G.
  8. ^ G. Giuricin; C. Marinoni; L. Ceriani; A. Pisani (2000). "Nearby Optical Galaxies: Selection of the Sample and Identification of Groups". Astrophysical Journal. 543 (1): 178–194. arXiv:astro-ph/0001140. Bibcode:2000ApJ...543..178G. doi:10.1086/317070. S2CID 9618325.

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Coordinates: Sky map 11h 46m 07.8s, +47° 29′ 41″