NGC 3945

Alt. Designations: NGC 3945
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 78.9 mly
Right Ascension: 11h 53m 13.4s
Declination: +60° 40´ 31"
Visual Magnitude: 10.5
Apparent Dimension: 5.2´ X 3.5´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC3945 is a minor galaxy with a long axis of 5 arc minutes positioned near midway between alpha and beta UMa. The galaxy is classified in indistinct bared galaxies. A bright nucleus is surrounded by rather dimmed region and furthermore very indistinct light encircles inner structures. Medium-sized telescopes can show you only central features, it's difficult to detect outer dimmed part.