NGC 3185

Alt. Designations: NGC 3185, Hickson 44
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 68 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 17m 38.4s
Declination: +21° 41´ 19"
Visual Magnitude: 12
Apparent Dimension: 2.1´ X 1.4´
Best Month To View: Feb

The galaxy NGC 3185 has a barred spiral structure with an outher ring. With a magnitude of 12.2 mag and a surface brightness of 12.7 mag this galaxy is the second brightest in a group counting four members, Hicksen 44. But according to its dimensions its the smallest. This galaxy also has a small and very bright Active Galactic Nucleus.