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Parameters for Distances and Cosmology: Ho= 73.0; Ωmatter = 0.27; Ωvacuum = 0.73;
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NED results for object NGC 3079

1 objects found in NED.    


 Row          Object Name                 EquJ2000.0       Object  Velocity/Redshift    Mag./  Separ.               Number of                                 Row 
 No.     (* => Essential Note)       RA               DEC  Type     km/s       z   Qual Filter arcmin Refs Notes Phot Posn Vel/z Diam Assoc Images   Spectra  No. 
1   *NGC 3079                       10h01m57.8s +55d40m47s G        1116  0.003723      9.97B    ...   861    35  281   43    35    8     0 Retrieve Retrieve 1   

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Object No. 1 - NGC 3079

INDEX for NGC 3079
Essential Data (jump to sub-section of this query report):

   Essential Note    
   Basic Data   
   Quantities Derived from Redshift    
   Redshift-Independent Distances
   Quick-Look Photometry and Luminosities
   Quick-Look Angular and Physical Sizes
   Foreground Galactic Extinction    
   External Services
Detailed Data (NED queries):

281 Photometric data point(s) and SED   
Redshift-Independent Distances
861 Reference(s)   
43 Position data point(s)
35 Redshift data point(s)   
8 Diameter data point(s)   
35 Note(s)   
UGC data    
RC3 data    

Same redshift as [HB89] 0958+558 NED03 ABS02.                                   

Object Names Type Object Names Type
NGC 3079G 7C 0958+5555 RadioS
UGC 05387 G 8C 0958+559 RadioS
CGCG 266-008 G TXS 0958+559 RadioS
CGCG 0958.5+5555 G RGB J1001+556 RadioS
MCG +09-17-010 G VIPS 0291 RadioS
2MFGC 07766 G VIPS J10019+5540 RadioS
4C +55.19 RadioSCXO J100157.8+554044 XrayS
2MASX J10015792+5540480 IrS RX J100158.5+554049 XrayS
SDSS J100157.80+554047.2 VisS RX J1002.0+5541 XrayS
SDSS J100157.94+554047.8 G 1RXS J100158.9+554053 XrayS
IRAS 09585+5555 IrS 2PBC J1002.0+5539 XrayS
IRAS F09585+5555 IrS 2XMM J100157.8+554047 XrayS
AKARI J1001575+554049 IrS 2XMMp J100157.8+554047 XrayS
LDCE 0700 NED002 G SWIFT J1001.7+5543 XrayS
BMW-HRI J100158.3+554100 XrayS SWIFT J1001.8+5542 XrayS
BMW-HRI J100158.4+554103 XrayS LGG 188:[G93] 001 G
BMW-HRI J100158.7+554051 XrayS [MHH96] J100200+554035 XrayS
LQAC 150+055 017 G [M98j] 079 NED02 G
HOLM 156A G NGC 3079:[PTV98] H15 XrayS
NSA 136420 G NGC 3079:[PTV98] P16 XrayS
PGC 029050 G NGC 3079:[RW2000] X-01 XrayS
UZC J100157.3+554054 G [VCV2001] J100158.5+554050 G
87GB 095836.0+555511 RadioS[PVK2003] J150.49250+55.67861 G
87GB[BWE91] 0958+5555 RadioS[VCV2006] J100158.5+554050 G
[WB92] 0958+5555 RadioS[JBB2007] J100157.79+554047.2 RadioS
NVSS J100157+554048 RadioS[TCW2007] 072 G
VLSS J1001.9+5540 RadioS    
6C B095835.0+555517 RadioS    

COORDINATES for NGC 3079 (Back to INDEX)

Position Reference:2011AJ....142...89P

Reference    Frame     Longitude    Latitude        RA           DEC      Uncertainty Ellipse (arcsec)
                       (degrees)   (degrees)                              Semimajor Semiminor  PA(deg)
Equatorial (B1950.0) 149.6458870  55.9209937 09h58m35.0129s +55d55m15.577s  2.37E-03  1.40E-03   90
Equatorial (J2000.0) 150.4908475  55.6797894 10h01m57.8034s +55d40m47.242s  2.37E-03  1.40E-03   90
Ecliptic   (B1950.0) 129.3674414  40.3320949                              2.37E-03  1.40E-03   63
Ecliptic   (J2000.0) 130.0697528  40.3367717                              2.37E-03  1.40E-03   63
Galactic             157.8101731  48.3598853                              2.37E-03  1.40E-03  155
SuperGalactic         50.9806997  -8.5323363                              2.37E-03  1.40E-03   45
Additional detailed measurements with references are also available by clicking below:
43 Position data point(s)


23 Distances found in NED View 23 Individual Distance Measurement(s) for NGC 3079

Summary Statistics computed by NED from 23 Distance(s) in the literature:
NOTE: These summary statistics are provided for "quick-look" reference only;
they are based exclusively on original values, as published.
No homogenization or corrections have been applied.

NGC 3079 Distance Modulus
Metric Distance
Mean 30.98 16.160
Std. Dev. 0.57 3.840
Min. 29.40 7.590
Max. 31.60 20.900
Median 31.19 17.300

TypeAs PublishedNED HomogenizedFlagReference Code
HierarchyPIin an interacting pair...1976RC2...C...0000d
KinematicsHI line widthHI line width...1994AJ....108..896M
Luminosity Class7.0LC IV...1991RC3.9.C...0000d
Galaxy MorphologySB(s)c edge-onSB(s)c edge-on...1991RC3.9.C...0000d
Activity TypeS2Sy 2...2006A&A...455..773V
Distance IndicatorTully-FisherTully-Fisher...2009AJ....138..323T
45 Detailed Classification(s)

Galactic Extinction from the Schlafly & Finkbeiner 2011, Appendix; 2011ApJ...737..103S (SF11) recalibration 
of the Schlegel, Finkbeiner & Davis 1998, Appendix B; 1998ApJ...500..525S (SFD98) infrared-based dust map.
The map is based on dust emission from COBE/DIRBE and IRAS/ISSA;
the recalibration assumes a Fitzpatrick (1999PASP..111...63F) reddening law with Rv = 3.1 and different source spectrum than SFD98.

L a n d o l tS D S SU K I R T
Filter [µm]U (0.35)B (0.43)V (0.54)R (0.64)I (0.80)u (0.36)g (0.47)r (0.62)i (0.75)z (0.89)J (1.25)H (1.66)K (2.19)L' (3.78)
Aλ [mag]0.0490.0410.0310.0240.0170.0480.0370.0260.0190.0140.0080.0050.0030.002
Show/Hide Aλ magnitudes in all 88 photometric bands based on SF11
For completeness, we include the original SFD98 values:
L a n d o l tS D S SU K I R T
Filter [µm]U (0.34)B (0.44)V (0.54)R (0.65)I (0.81)u (0.35)g (0.49)r (0.63)i (0.78)z (0.93)J (1.27)H (1.67)K (2.22)L' (3.81)
Aλ [mag]0.0620.0490.0380.0300.0220.0590.0430.0310.0240.0170.0100.0070.0040.002

Galactic Extinction based on H I Column Densities and Galaxy Counts
(Burstein & Heiles; 1982AJ.....87.1165B) assuming Rv = 3.1:
AB = 0.000 mag
See Notes on Galactic Extinction for important caveats.

BASIC DATA for NGC 3079 (Back to INDEX)
Helio. Radial Velocity     :      1116 +/-        1 km/s      
Redshift                   :  0.003723 +/- 0.000003        2004MNRAS.353.1055H
Major Diameter (arcmin)    :   7.9
Minor Diameter (arcmin)    :   1.4
Magnitude and Filter       : 9.97B
Classifications            : SB(s)c;LINER   Sy2  

NOTE: This information is indicative only. With the exception of the
      redshift they are unreferenced and highly inhomogeneous as to
      their origin. The Radial Velocity (when available) is computed
      from the listed redshift. The remaining values are designed to
      orient the user with a quick-look, overall assessment of the
      general properties of the object in question. They are not
      averages nor are they standardized in any way.
Additional detailed measurements with references are also available by clicking below:
35 Redshift data point(s)      281 photometric data point(s)      8 Diameter data point(s)      

Calculated and Corrected Velocities
V (Heliocentric)           :    1116 +/-      1 km/s      2004MNRAS.353.1055H
V (Kinematic LSR)          :    1120 +/-      1 km/s      1986MNRAS.221.1023K
V (Galactocentric GSR)     :    1174 +/-      2 km/s      1991RC3.9.C...0000d
V (Local Group)            :    1189 +/-      4 km/s      1996AJ....111..794K
V (3K CMB)                 :    1277 +/-     11 km/s      1996ApJ...473..576F
V (Virgo Infall only)      :    1436 +/-     18 km/s      2000ApJ...529..786M
V (Virgo + GA only)        :    1505 +/-     18 km/s      2000ApJ...529..786M
V (Virgo + GA + Shapley)   :    1513 +/-     18 km/s      2000ApJ...529..786M

Hubble Flow Distance and Distance Modulus (where Ho =   73.0 +/-   5 km/sec/Mpc)
D (Galactocentric GSR)     :    16.1 +/-    1.1 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.03 +/- 0.15 mag
D (Local Group)            :    16.3 +/-    1.1 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.06 +/- 0.15 mag
D (3K CMB)                 :    17.5 +/-    1.2 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.21 +/- 0.15 mag
D (Virgo Infall only)      :    19.7 +/-    1.4 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.47 +/- 0.15 mag
D (Virgo + GA only)        :    20.6 +/-    1.4 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.57 +/- 0.15 mag
D (Virgo + GA + Shapley)   :    20.7 +/-    1.5 Mpc      (m-M) = 31.58 +/- 0.15 mag

Scale at Hubble Flow Distances
Scale (Galactocentric GSR) :      78 pc/arcsec =  0.078 kpc/arcsec =   4.68 kpc/arcmin =   0.28 Mpc/degree
Scale (Local Group)        :      79 pc/arcsec =  0.079 kpc/arcsec =   4.74 kpc/arcmin =   0.28 Mpc/degree
Scale (3K CMB)             :      85 pc/arcsec =  0.085 kpc/arcsec =   5.09 kpc/arcmin =   0.31 Mpc/degree
Scale (Virgo Infall only)  :      95 pc/arcsec =  0.095 kpc/arcsec =   5.72 kpc/arcmin =   0.34 Mpc/degree
Scale (Virgo + GA only)    :     100 pc/arcsec =  0.100 kpc/arcsec =   6.00 kpc/arcmin =   0.36 Mpc/degree
Scale(Virgo + GA + Shapley):     100 pc/arcsec =  0.100 kpc/arcsec =   6.03 kpc/arcmin =   0.36 Mpc/degree

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Cosmology-Corrected Quantities [Ho = 73.00 km/sec/Mpc, Ωmatter = 0.27, Ωvacuum = 0.73] [Redshift 0.004259 as corrected to the Reference Frame defined by the 3K Microwave Background Radiation] Luminosity Distance : 17.6 Mpc (m-M) = 31.22 mag Angular-Size Distance : 17.4 Mpc (m-M) = 31.20 mag Co-Moving Radial Distance : 17.5 Mpc (m-M) = 31.21 mag Co-Moving Tangential Dist. : 17.5 Mpc (m-M) = 31.21 mag Co-Moving Volume : 2.24e-05 Gpc^3 Light Travel-Time : 0.057 Gyr Age at Redshift 0.004259 : 13.242 Gyr Age of Universe : 13.299 Gyr Scale (Cosmology Corrected): 84 pc/arcsec = 0.084 kpc/arcsec = 5.06 kpc/arcmin = 0.30 Mpc/degree Surface Brightness Dimming : Flux Density per Unit Area = 0.98314; Magnitude per Unit Area = 0.01846 mag
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The brightest flux in each of the following spectral regions, when available:
Gamma-Ray (ν > 2E19 Hz); X-Ray (2E19 Hz > ν > 2E16 Hz); Ultraviolet (2E16 Hz > ν > 9E14 Hz); Visual (9E14 Hz > ν > 3E14 Hz);
Near-Infrared (3E14 Hz > ν > 6E13 Hz); Mid-Infrared (6E13 Hz > ν > 7.5E12 Hz); Far-Infrared (7.5E12 Hz > ν > 1E12 Hz);
Sub-Millimeter (1E12 Hz > ν > 3E11 Hz); Millimeter (3E11 Hz > ν > 3E10 Hz); Radio (3E10 Hz > ν).

Band Apparent Mag or Flux Refcode Absolute Mag or νLν [W] νLν [L(Bolometric)]
Gamma-Ray14-195 keV (Swift) 3.44E-11 +/- 0.44E-11 erg/s/cm^2^ 2010ApJS..186..378T 1.08E+35 +/- 1.74E+34 [W] 2.80E+08 +/- 4.53E+07
X-Ray15-150 keV (Swift) 2.5e-11 +/- 6.3e-12 erg/cm^2^/s 2010A&A...524A..64C 7.83E+34 +/- 2.12E+34 [W] 2.04E+08 +/- 5.51E+07
UltravioletNUV (GALEX) AB 13.57 +/- 0.10 mag 2014ApJS..212...18B-17.41 +/- 0.27 [mag] 1.44E+09 +/- 1.94E+08
VisualI 8.92 mag 2007ApJS..172..599S-22.06 [mag] 2.12E+10
Near-InfraredH (2MASS) AB 9.01 +/- 0.05 mag 2014ApJS..212...18B-21.97 +/- 0.25 [mag] 1.34E+10 +/- 1.47E+09
Mid-InfraredL24 (AKARI) 3.62 +/- 0.17 Jy 2010PASJ...62.1085Y 1.41E+36 +/- 1.55E+35 [W] 3.68E+09 +/- 4.03E+08
Far-InfraredN160 (AKARI) 127 +/- 38 Jy 2010PASJ...62.1085Y 7.42E+36 +/- 2.34E+36 [W] 1.93E+10 +/- 6.08E+09
Sub-Millimeter350 microns 10.7 +/- 1.9 Jy 1989ApJ...339..859E 2.87E+35 +/- 5.83E+34 [W] 7.45E+08 +/- 1.52E+08
Millimeter1.3 mm 0.5 +/- 0.1 Jy 1986A&A...166L...8C 3.61E+33 +/- 8.06E+32 [W] 9.39E+06 +/- 2.10E+06
Radio38 MHz (8C) 10.5 +/- 10.0% Jy 1995MNRAS.274..447H 1.24E+31 +/- 1.75E+30 [W] 3.23E+04 +/- 4.54E+03
NOTE: The above quantities are derived using an estimated Distance Modulus of (30.98 +/- 0.57) mag corresponding to
a Metric Distance of (16.160 +/- 3.840) Mpc using the Average NED-D value.
The quantities quoted above have not necessarily been corrected for foreground extinction, and no K-Corrections have been applied.

View details and SED for 281 Photometric data point(s) available in NED.


The largest diameters in the Visual and Near-Infrared spectral regions, when available:

Passband Apparent Major Axis
(2a) [arcsec]
Apparent Minor Axis
(2b) [arcsec]
Reference Level RefcodePhysical Major Axis
(2a) [kpc]
Physical Minor Axis
(2b) [kpc]
POSS1 103a-O 522.0093.96165 About 25.0 B-mag arcsec^-2^ 1973UGC...C...0000N40.907.36
K_s (LGA/2MASS "total") 442.80106.27170 Diameter for "total" magnitude 2003AJ....125..525J2003AJ....125..525J34.698.33
NOTE: Physical diameters are derived using a scale of 0.0783 kpc/arcsec based on Average NED-D Metric Distance of (16.160 +/- 3.840) Mpc.
The quantities quoted above have not necessarily been corrected for foreground extinction.

View details for 8 Diameter data point(s) available in NED.

Resources for Object NamesSite/Service
Query SIMBAD by primary NED object name -- NGC 3079SIMBAD (CDS, Strasbourg, France)
Revised New General Catalogue -- NGC 3079VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Uppsala General Catalog -- UGC 05387 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Original Zwicky Catalog -- CGCG 266-008 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Query UZC Spectral Archive (60 arcsec search radius)Updated Zwicky Catalog Data (Harvard/SAO)
Morphological Catalog of Galaxies -- MCG +09-17-010 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Fourth Cambridge Survey -- 4C +55.19 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
2MASS Extended Source Images (JHKs) -- 2MASX J10015792+5540480 NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA)
SDSS Sky Server
IRAS Point Source Catalog -- IRAS 09585+5555 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
IRAS Faint Source Catalog -- IRAS F09585+5555 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Catalogue of Principal Galaxies -- PGC 029050 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Retrieve mean data from LEDA -- PGC 029050 The Lyon/Meudon Extragalactic Database (LEDA)
NRAO/VLA Sky Survey (NVSS)
Texas Survey of radio sources at 365MHz -- TXS 0958+559 VizieR Catalog Query (U.S. mirror, CfA/Harvard)
Query GALEX (NUV/FUV) Mission Archive (7.2 arcsec search radius) -- NGC 3079GALEX Mission Data Archive at MAST
Explore IRSA resources with RADAR (10 arcsec search radius) -- NGC 3079NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA)
Resources for position 10h01m57.8s, +55d40m47s (J2000)Site/Service
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