NGC 3953

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NGC 3953
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Ursa Major
Right ascension 11h 53m 48.9s[1]
Declination +52° 19′ 36″[1]
Redshift 1052 ± 2 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.8[1]
Type SB(r)bc[1]
Apparent size (V) 6'.9 × 3'.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 6870,[1] PGC 37306[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy is known to exhibit an inner ring structure that encircles the bar.

NGC 3953 with amateur telescope



Two supernovae have been identified within NGC 3953:[1] the type Ia supernova SN 2001dp[2] and SN 2006bp.[3]


NGC 3953 is a member of the M109 Group, a large group of galaxies located within the constellation Ursa Major that may contain over 50 galaxies.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3953. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
  2. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for SN 2001dp. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
  3. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for SN 2006bp. Retrieved 2006-11-15.
  4. ^ R. B. Tully (1988). Nearby Galaxies Catalog. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-35299-1.
  5. ^ P. Fouque; E. Gourgoulhon; P. Chamaraux; G. Paturel (1992). "Groups of galaxies within 80 Mpc. II - The catalogue of groups and group members". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 93: 211–233. Bibcode:1992A&AS...93..211F.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.

Coordinates: Sky map 11h 53m 48.9s, +52° 19′ 36″

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