NGC 3319

Alt. Designations: NGC 3319
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 32 mly
Right Ascension: 10h 39m 09.6s
Declination: +41° 41´ 14"
Visual Magnitude: 10.8
Apparent Dimension: 6.1´ X 3.4´
Best Month To View: Mar

At a distance of 32 million light years, NGC 3319 is a relatively nearby galaxy. Much of the activity in this galaxy is resigned to the central bar- the rest of the galaxy is seemingly quiet (and *very* dim). A few starforming regions punctuate the ends of the bar and the bends in the spiral arms.