NGC 5775

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NGC 5775
NGC 5775.jpg
Colour picture was created from images taken using the Wide Field Channel of Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo (constellation)
Right ascension 14h 53m 57.653s[1]
Declination +03° 32′ 40.10″
Redshift 0.005437
Other designations

NGC 5775, KPG 440b, PSCz Q14514+0344, Z 1451.5+0345, GB6 B1451+0344, LEDA 53247, SDSS J145357.59+033240.0, Z 48-60, 87GB 145128.1+034502, 2MASX J14535765+0332401, SDSS J145357.61+033240.0, [CHM2007] LDC 1076 J145357.65+0332401, IRAS 14514+0344, MCG+01-38-014, TXS 1451+037, [CHM2007] HDC 891 J145357.65+0332401, IRAS F14514+0344, 2MFGC 12067, UGC 9579, [M98c] 145126.8+034451, JCMTSE J145357.3+033244, MITG J145359+0331, UZC J145357.5+033242, [TGM94] 145127+034451,

JCMTSF J145357.3+033244, NVSS J145358+033231, WB 1451+0345
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5775 is a spiral galaxy, member of the Virgo Cluster, that lies at a distance of about 85 million light-years. Although the spiral is tilted away from us, with only a thin sliver in view, such a perspective can be advantageous for astronomers. For instance, astronomers have previously used the high inclination of this spiral to study the properties of the halo of hot gas[2] that is visible when the galaxy is observed at X-ray wavelengths.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 5775. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. ^ Li, Jiang-Tao; Li, Zhiyuan; Wang, Q. Daniel; Irwin, Judith A.; Rossa, Joern (October 2008). "Chandra Observation of the Edge-on Spiral NGC 5775: Probing the Hot Galactic Disk/Halo Connection". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 390 (1). arXiv:0807.3587. Bibcode:2008MNRAS.390...59L. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13749.x.