NGC 3109


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 3109. It is a Magellanic spiral or irregular galaxy about 4.3 million light years away in the constellation Hydra. A Magellanic spiral galaxy is one with a single spiral arm and are named after the prototype the Large Magellanic Cloud. Some astronomers think it may be a spiral galaxy and if it is, it would be the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC3109.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/index.html

 

 




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Brian Ottum
 

Great shot, Bernard.  You can really see the star forming regions.

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 3109

 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 3109. It is a Magellanic spiral or irregular galaxy about 4.3 million light years away in the constellation Hydra. A Magellanic spiral galaxy is one with a single spiral arm and are named after the prototype the Large Magellanic Cloud. Some astronomers think it may be a spiral galaxy and if it is, it would be the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC3109.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/index.html

 

 

 


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