Spiral Galaxy NGC 3877
(= H I.201),
in Ursa Major
|| 11 : 46.1 (h:m)
|| +47 : 30 (deg:m)
|| 50000 (kly)
|| 11.8 (mag)
|| 5.5 x 1.3 (arc min)
NGC 3877 was discovered by William Herschel on February 5, 1788.
It is best found from the 3.7-mag star Chi Ursae Majoris, which is almost
exactly 15 arc minutes north of the galaxy.
This spiral galaxy is receding from us at 902 km/s.
It is a member of the Ursa Major Cloud or Cluster of Galaxies, which also
contains M 109.
SIMBAD Data for NGC 3877
NED Data for NGC 3877
Observing Reports for NGC 3877 (IAAC Netastrocatalog)
On March 3, 1998, supernova 1998S occurred in NGC 3877 and reached an
apparent brightness of magnitude 12.1, thus competing with the whole galaxy !
Our image, taken by the Harvard CfA on March 20, 1998, shows the
appearance of this event. From its
spectrum (also obtained at CfA/Harvard), this supernova was classified
as of type IIn.
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