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NGC 3621
Spiral Galaxy (渦巻銀河)
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別名 (Other names)
PGC 34554, MCG -5-27-8, AM 1115-323

明るさ (Brightness)
9.4等級

星座 (Constellation)
うみへび座 (Hya) (Hydra)


距離 (Distance)
2,200万光年 (22 million light-years)

NGC 3621 is a spiral galaxy located 22 million light years from the Earth in the constellation Hydra.

NGC 3621 (Spiral Galaxy) : Picture

NGC3621
NGC 3621
(C) NASA

NGC3621
NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group
(C) Robert Gendler
Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the loose spiral arms far from the galaxy's brighter central regions that span some 100,000 light-years. Spiky foreground stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy and even more distant background galaxies are scattered across the colorful skyscape.

NGC3621のデータ
NGC3621のデータ
(C) NASA
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NGC 3621 (Spiral Galaxy) : Movie

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