MRC 1138-262

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Spiderweb Galaxy
Spiderweb galaxy (MRC 1138-262) Hubble.jpg
HST image of the Spiderweb Galaxy
Observation data (J2000.0 [1] epoch)
Constellation Hydra
Right ascension 11h 40m 48.3s [1]
Declination −26° 29′ 09″ [1]
Redshift 2.156 [1]
Distance 10.6 billion light-years
Apparent magnitude (V) 22.00 [1]
Apparent magnitude (B) 18.04 [1]
Characteristics
Type Irr-II
Other designations
Spiderweb Galaxy,[1] MRC 1138-262,[1] PKS 1138-26,[1] PGC 2826829[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

The Spiderweb Galaxy (PGC 2826829, MRC 1138-262) is an irregular galaxy with a redshift of 2.156, which is 10.6 billion light years away. It has been recently[when?] imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is formed from dozens of smaller galaxies that were seen in the process of merging through mutual gravitational attraction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Spiderweb Galaxy". SIMBAD. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 11h 40m 48.4s, −26° 29′ 8″