NGC 4236

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NGC 4236
NGC 4236 I FUV g2006.jpg
A Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) image of NGC 4236.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Draco[1]
Right ascension 12h 16m 42.1s[2]
Declination +69° 27′ 45″[2]
Redshift 0 ± 2 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.5[2]
Type SB(s)dm[2]
Apparent size (V) 21′.9 × 7′.2[2]
Other designations
UGC 7306,[2] PGC 39346,[2] Caldwell 3
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4236 (also known as Caldwell 3) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Draco.

The galaxy is a member of the M81 Group, a group of galaxies located at a distance of approximately 11.7 Mly (3.6 Mpc) from Earth.[3] The group also contains the spiral galaxy Messier 81 and the starburst galaxy Messier 82.[3]

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  1. ^ R. W. Sinnott, ed. (1988). The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J. L. E. Dreyer. Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-933346-51-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4236. Retrieved 2007-03-30.
  3. ^ a b I. D. Karachentsev (2005). "The Local Group and Other Neighboring Galaxy Groups". Astronomical Journal. 129 (1): 178–188. arXiv:astro-ph/0410065. Bibcode:2005AJ....129..178K. doi:10.1086/426368.

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