NGC 3079

Alt. Designations: NGC 3079
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 50 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 01m 57.7s
Declination: +55° 40´ 53"
Visual Magnitude: 10.8
Apparent Dimension: 8.1´ X 1.3´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 3079 is a barred spiral galaxy about 50 million light-years away, and located in the constellation Ursa Major. A prominent feature of this galaxy is the "bubble" forming in the very center.