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NGC 3359

NGC 3359 (also MCG +11-13-37, UGC 5873, IRAS 10433+6329 and PGC 32183) is a magnitude +10.6 almost face-on barred spiral galaxy located 49 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

The galaxy was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Windsor Road, Slough, on the 28th November 1793.

The galaxy hosted the type II supernova 1985H, discovered on the 12th April 1985.

Right ascension 10h 46m 36.8s, Declination +63 13' 25"

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