NGC 3642

Alt. Designations: NGC 3642
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 79 mly
Right Ascension: 11h 22m 17.5s
Declination: +59° 04´ 30"
Visual Magnitude: 10.8
Apparent Dimension: 5.5´ X 4.7´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 3642, a galaxy disturbed by a past interaction, while classified as type SBc it displays a warped outer ring undergoing star formation at 1.5 times the rate on the inner area. Distance is 79 Mly.