NGC 4038 Group

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NGC 4038 Group
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Constellation(s) Corvus and Crater
Right ascension [1][2]
Declination [1][2]
Brightest member Antennae Galaxies
Number of galaxies 13-27[1][2][3][4]
Other designations
LGG 263,[1] NOGG H 580,[2]
NOGG P1 596,[2] NOGG P2 603[2]
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of galaxy clusters
Antennae galaxies

The NGC 4038 Group is a group of galaxies in the constellations Corvus and Crater. The group may contain between 13 and 27 galaxies. The group's best known galaxies are the Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/NGC4039), a well-known interacting pair of galaxies.

Members[edit]

The table below lists galaxies that have been consistently identified as group members in the Nearby Galaxies Catalog,[3] the survey of Fouque et al.,[4] the Lyons Groups of Galaxies (LGG) Catalog,[1] and the three group lists created from the Nearby Optical Galaxy sample of Giuricin et al.[2]

Members of the NGC 4038 Group
Name Type[5] R.A. (J2000)[5] Dec. (J2000)[5] Redshift (km/s)[5] Apparent Magnitude[5]
Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/NGC 4039) 12h 01m 53.3s −18° 52′ 30″ 1705 ± 5 13.0
NGC 3956 SA(s)c 11h 54m 00.7s −20° 34′ 02″ 1645 ± 5 13.1
NGC 3957 SA0 11h 54m 01.5s −19° 34′ 08″ 1637 ± 19 13.1
NGC 3981 SAB(s)bc pec 11h 56m 07.5s −19° 53′ 46″ 1723 ± 4 12.1
NGC 4024 SB0 11h 58m 31.2s −18° 20′ 49″ 1694 ± 15 13.2
NGC 4027 SB(s)dm 11h 59m 30.2s −19° 15′ 55″ 1671 ± 6 11.7
NGC 4033 E6 12h 00m 34.7s −17° 50′ 33″ 1617 ± 20 13.2
NGC 4050 SB(r)ab 12h 02m 54.0s −16° 22′ 25″ 1761 ± 8 13.1
PGC 37476 SB(rs)c 11h 55m 50.6s −18° 11′ 47″ 1596 ± 8 14.0
PGC 38087 SB(s)cd 12h 03m 24.4s −19° 31′ 21″ 1664 ± 7 15.0
UGCA 254 SAB(s)cd 11h 54m 49.5s −16° 51′ 50″ 1813 ± 6 14.5
UGCA 257 SB(s)m 11h 58m 25.4s −22° 26′ 24″ 1795 ± 5 13.6

Additionally, the references above frequently but inconsistently identify PGC 37513, PGC 37565, and UGCA 270 as members of this group. Based on the above references, the exact membership of this group is somewhat uncertain as is the exact number of galaxies within the group.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e A. Garcia (1993). "General study of group membership. II - Determination of nearby groups". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 100: 47–90. Bibcode:1993A&AS..100...47G. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g G. Giuricin, C. Marinoni, L. Ceriani, A. Pisani (2000). "Nearby Optical Galaxies: Selection of the Sample and Identification of Groups". Astrophysical Journal 543 (1): 178–194. arXiv:astro-ph/0001140. Bibcode:2000ApJ...543..178G. doi:10.1086/317070. 
  3. ^ a b R. B. Tully (1988). Nearby Galaxies Catalog. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-35299-1. 
  4. ^ a b P. Fouque, E. Gourgoulhon, P. Chamaraux, G. Paturel; Gourgoulhon; Chamaraux; Paturel (1992). "Groups of galaxies within 80 Mpc. II - The catalogue of groups and group members". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 93: 211–233. Bibcode:1992A&AS...93..211F. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for various galaxies. Retrieved 2006-10-31.