NGC 1560

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NGC 1560
NGC 1560.jpg
Observation data
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 00h 04m 32.8s[1]
Declination ±00° 71′ 53″[1]
Distance 000 ± 00 kly (0 ± 0 kpc)h−1
Type SA(s)d HII
Mass 0×100 M
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1560, also known as IC 2062, is an 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy, in the IC 342/Maffei Group.[1] It was discovered by Wilhelm Tempel on August 1, 1883.[2]

Its distance is unknown because it is too near for the Universal expansion to affect its motion relative to Earth. It has a negative radial velocity of -35 km/second. However, based on its redshift-independent distance estimates, it may range from 5 to 15 million light years. Currently, the most accurate estimage is approximately 10 to 12 million light years. At this distance, it is relatively close to Earth, but not part of the Local Group.

This galaxy is approximately 35 thousand light years wide, determined by its apparent size of 11.6 by 1.9 arcmin[2]


  1. ^ a b c Hartmut Frommert; Christine Kronberg (2000-01-01). "NGC 1560". Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "NGC Objects: NGC 1550 - 1599". 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-11-13.