NGC 5566

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NGC 5566
N5566s.jpg
Galaxies in the constellation Virgo featuring NCG5566, taken by the HST; 4.2′x2. 52′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo[1]
Right ascension 14h 20m 19.95s[1][2]
Declination +03° 56′ 00.9″[2]
Redshift 0.004240 [2]
Helio radial velocity 1271 ± 14 km/s[1][2]
Distance 65 Mly
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.4′ × 1.5′
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.1
Other designations
PGC 30083[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5566 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo, which is approximately 65 million light years away from Earth. The galaxy is the biggest in the constellation Virgo, stretching nearly 150,000 light years in diameter.[3] The galaxy NGC 5566 was discovered on 30 April 1786 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Revised NGC Data for NGC 5566". Spider.SEDS. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NASA / IPAC Extragalactic Database". http://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/. NASA. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arp 286: Trio in Virgo". Stephen Leshin. NASA. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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