NGC 3949

Alt. Designations: NGC 3949
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 50 mly
Right Ascension: 11h 53m 41.4s
Declination: +47° 51´ 36"
Visual Magnitude: 10.6
Apparent Dimension: 2.9´ X 1.7´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 3949 lies about 50 million light-years from Earth. It is a member of a loose cluster of some six or seven dozens of galaxies located in the direction of the Big Dipper, in the constellation Ursa Major. It is one of the larger galaxies of this cluster.