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
|Release date:||21 October 1997, 19:00|
|Size:||400 x 400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical|
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|Distance:||80 million light years|