NGC 3187

Alt. Designations: NGC 3187, Hickson 44
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 85 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 17m 47.7s
Declination: +21° 52´ 26"
Visual Magnitude: 12.9
Apparent Dimension: 3.6´ X 1.6´
Best Month To View: Feb

The galaxy NGC 3187, one of four dominant members of the Hickson Compact Group 44, has a barred spiral structure and shows obvious gravitational interactions with its neighbors.