Arp 272

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Arp 272
Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 6050 (2008-04-24).jpg
Arp 274 (NGC 6050, SDSSCGB 4240.3, IC 1179)
Observation data
Constellation Hercules
Right ascension Left: 16h 05m 23.3s[1]
Right: 16h 05m 22.2s[2]
Top: 14h 35m 06.354s[3]
Declination Left: +17° 45′ 26″[1]
Right: +17° 45′ 15″[2]
Top: +17° 45′ 35″[3]
Redshift Left: 0.031928[1]
Right: 0.037116[2]
Top: 0.034239[3]
Helio radial velocity Left: 9572[1]
Left: 11127[2]
Right: 10265[3]
Distance 494.13 ± 55.89 Mly (151.5 ± 17.137 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) Left: 15.2[1]
Right: 16.3[2]
Top: 17.2[3]
Characteristics
Type Left: SA(s)c[1]
Right: SB(rs)cd[2]
Apparent size (V) Left: 0.903' × 0.687'[4]
Right: 0.62' × 0.43'[5]
Notable features Interacting galaxy triple
Other designations
Left: NGC 6050, PGC 57058, UGC 10186, MCG+03-41-092, VV 220a
Right: IC 1179, PGC 57053, MCG+03-41-093
Top: SDSSCGB 4240.3, SDSS J160522.48+174534.7
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

Arp 272 is a pair of interacting galaxies consisting of the two spiral galaxies NGC 6050 (left) and IC 1179 (right). Arp 272 lies around 490 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Hercules.[1] The galaxies are part of the Hercules Cluster, which is itself part of the CfA2 Great Wall.[6]

The two galaxies in Arp 272 are in physical contact through their spiral arms. A third galaxy can be seen at the top of them; that galaxy is also interacting with them.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Results for NGC 6050". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Results for IC 1179". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Results for SDSSCGB 4240.03". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved January 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6050". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "IC 1179". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "NGC 6050". Hubble Space Telescope.