NGC 3184

Alt. Designations: NGC 3184
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 36.84 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 18m 17.0s
Declination: +41° 25´ 24"
Visual Magnitude: 9.6
Apparent Dimension: 7.4´ X 6.9´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 3184 is a spiral galaxy approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It has two HII regions named NGC 3180 and NGC 3181. NGC 3184 is notable for its high abundance of heavy elements and a magnitude 14 Type II supernova detected on December 9, 1999 (SN 1999gi). Other supernovae in NGC 3184 include 1921B (mag 13.5), 1921C (mag 11) and 1937F (mag 13.5).