NGC 3109

Alt. Designations: NGC 3109
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Hydra
Distance: 4.3 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 03m 06.6s
Declination: -26° 09´ 30"
Visual Magnitude: 9.8
Apparent Dimension: 19.1´ X 3.7´
Best Month To View: Feb

NGC 3109 is a small Magellanic type spiral or irregular galaxy around 4.3 Mly away in the direction of the constellation of Hydra. It is the most prominent member of a Local Group subgroup. NGC 3109 is believed to be tidally interacting with the dwarf elliptical galaxy, Antlia Dwarf.