Galaxy NGC 3198

Object Description

NGC 3198
NGC 3198: Galaxie in Ursa Major; 500 mm Cassegrain f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 890-240-240-240 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2015 Radek Chromik

The galaxy NGC 3198 was discovered on 15 January 1788 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his self-built 18.7 inch f/12.8 reflecting telescope in Slough, England. [277] Distances of this spiral galaxy of the morphological type S_AB range from 11 Mpc to 17 Mpc. [145]

«Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC)», Paturel et al. 1989 [144]
DesignationsPGC 30197: NGC 3198, UGC 5572, MCG 8-19-20, CGCG 240-30
Right Ascension (J2000.0)10h 19m 54.9s
Declination (J2000.0)+45° 33' 09"
Morphological TypeSBR
Dimensions8.1' x 3.0'
Visual Magnitude10.9 mag
Radial Velocity (HRV)663 km/s
Position Angle35°

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 3198 is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The best viewing time is December to June when it is highest at night.

Chart Galaxy NGC 3198
Galaxy NGC 3198 in constellation Ursa Maior. Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]

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144Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC); Paturel G., Fouque P., Bottinelli L., Gouguenheim L.; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 80, 299 (1989); (2021-02-18)
145SIMBAD astronomical database;
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum;
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey;
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; (2021-02-17)