NGC 1260

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NGC 1260
SN2006gy.jpg
Supernova SN 2006gy
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 03h 17m 27.2s[1]
Declination +41° 24′ 19″[1]
Redshift 0.01919[1]
Helio radial velocity 5753 ± 14 km/s[1]
Distance 250 ± 1.6 Mly
(76.7 ± 0.5 Mpc)[2]
Type S0/a[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.1 × 0′.5[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.3[1]
Other designations
PGC 12219[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1260 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Perseus. In 2006, it was home to the second brightest supernova in the observable universe, supernova SN 2006gy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1260. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 1260". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 17m 27.2s, +41° 24′ 19″