NGC 1260

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NGC 1260
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NGC 1260 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 03h 17m 27.2s[1]
Declination +41° 24′ 19″[1]
Redshift 0.01919[1]
Helio radial velocity 5753 ± 14 km/s[1]
Distance 250 ± 1.6 Mly
(76.7 ± 0.5 Mpc)[2]
Type S0/a[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.1 × 0′.5[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.3[1]
Other designations
PGC 12219[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1260 is a spiral or lenticular galaxy in the constellation Perseus. In 2006, it was home to the second brightest supernova in the observable universe, supernova SN 2006gy.

Supernova 2006gy imaged by the Swift spacecraft

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1260. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 1260". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 17m 27.2s, +41° 24′ 19″