|NGC 2442 / 2443|
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||07h 36m 23.8s|
|Declination||−69° 31′ 51″|
|Redshift||1466 ± 5 km/s|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||5′.5 × 4′.9|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11.2|
|Notable features||SW part is NGC 2442
while NE part is NGC 2443
NGC 2442 / 2443 or commonly known as the Meathook Galaxy is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 50 million light-years away in the constellation Volans. It was discovered by Sir John Herschel. Associated with this galaxy is HIPASS J0731-69, a cloud of gas devoid of any stars. It is likely that the cloud was torn loose from NGC 2442 by a companion.
NGC 2442 core and south wing close up by Hubble Space Telescope, 3.4′ view
- "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2442 / 2443. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
- Ryder, S.D.; et al. (July 2001). "HIPASS Detection of an Intergalactic Gas Cloud in the NGC 2442 Group". Retrieved 2007-07-17.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to NGC 2442.|
- NGC 2442 in Volans
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- NGC 2442/2443 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
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