NGC 4236

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NGC 4236
A Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) image of NGC 4236.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension12h 16m 42.1s[2]
Declination+69° 27′ 45″[2]
Redshift0 ± 2 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.5[2]
Apparent size (V)21.9 × 7.2[2]
Other designations
UGC 7306,[2] PGC 39346,[2] Caldwell 3

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] NGC 4236 is located away from the central part of the M81 group at a distance of 14.5 Mly (4.45 Mpc) from Earth.[4]

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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 978-0-933346-51-2.
  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. S2CID 119385141.
  4. ^ I. D. Karachentsev; A. E. Dolphin; D. Geisler; E. K. Grebel; P. Guhathakurta; P. W. Hodge; V. E. Karachentseva; A. Sarajedini; P. Seitzer; M. E. Sharina (2002). "The M 81 group of galaxies: New distances, kinematics and structure". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 383 (1): 125–136. Bibcode:2002A&A...383..125K. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20011741.

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