NGC 1560

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NGC 1560
NGC 1560.jpg
Observation data
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 04h 32m 48.0s[1]
Declination ±71° 53′ 00″[1]
Distance 10 ± 00 Mly (3.1 ± 0.0 Mpc)h−1
Type SA(s)d HII
Mass 0×100 M
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1560, also known as IC 2062, is an 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy, in the IC 342/Maffei Group.[1] It was discovered by Wilhelm Tempel on August 1, 1883.[2]

The galaxy has a negative radial velocity of -35 km/second. NGC1560 is close enough to the earth that its distance must be derived directly (not using redshift). Karachentsev et al. (2003) report a distance of 3.45 Mpc (11.2 million light years), while Madore (1993) give 2.5 Mpc (8.1 Mly) using the brightest stars method. Currently, the most accurate estimage is approximately 8 to 12 million light years. At this distance, it is relatively close to Earth, but not part of the Local Group.

This galaxy is approximately 35 thousand light years wide, determined by its apparent size of 11.6 by 1.9 arcmin[2]


  1. ^ a b c Hartmut Frommert; Christine Kronberg (2000-01-01). "NGC 1560". Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "NGC Objects: NGC 1550 - 1599". 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-11-13.