Object name: NGC3319
NGC 3319 is a barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major about 45 million light-years away. It is odd in having a bright, high surface brightness bar with low surface brightness arms. Most of the current star formation is going on in the bar and some in small regions of the disk, mostly in the southern arm. NED classes it as SB(rs)cd while the NGC Project says SBc. Both agree it has HII emission from mainly the bar and southern arm which shows many bright blue HII regions in my image compared to the northern arm. It is quite symmetrical in the bar, just not in the disk. Radio shows the HI to be very asymmetrical as well. Why, considering it is a lone galaxy, is a puzzle. It was discovered by William Herschel on February 3, 1788. It is in the second H400 observing program.
Related Designation(s):1WGA J1039.1+4141, 2MASS J10390943+4141124, 2MASX J10390953+4141127, 2MFGC 08284, 2MIG 1463, 2XMM J103909.4+414112, 2XMMp J103909.4+414110, CGCG 1036.2+4157, CGCG 212-033, GALEXASC J103909.47+414111.9 , KIG 0428, KUG 1036+419, LDCE 0743 NED005, MCG +07-22-036, NGC 3319, NGC3319, NSA 055284, PGC 031671, SDSS J103909.45+414112.0, SDSS J103909.46+414112.0, SDSS J103909.46+414112.1, SPOGS 0333, UGC 05789, UZC J103909.5+414114,