NGC 3610

NGC 3610 is an ellliptical galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Tha galaxy is at a distance of about 80 million light years and was discovered in 1793 by William Herschel.

In 1990 a group of german astronomers detected a disk in NGC 3610. This was a surprising discovery as disks are normaly a distinguish feature of spiral galaxies.


Francois Schweizer (CIW/DTM)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:21 October 1997, 19:00
Size:400 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3610
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:80 million light years

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