NGC 1566

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NGC 1566
Grand Swirls NGC 1566.jpg
A close-up image of NGC 1566 taken by the Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 4h 20m .4s[1]
Declination −54° 56′ 16″[1]
Redshift 0.005017[1]
Helio radial velocity 1504 ± 2 km/s[1]
Distance 38.4 ± 18.6 Mly
(11.8 ± 5.7 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.3[1]
Characteristics
Type SAB(rs)bc[1]
Apparent size (V) 8′.3 × 6′.6[1]
Other designations
PGC 14897[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1566, commonly known as the Spanish Dancer [3][4] is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Dorado. It is the dominant[5] member of the Dorado Group and also its brightest member.[6][7] It is one of the brightest Seyfert galaxies in the sky.[5] Its absolute luminosity is 3.7×1010 L.[8] It contains 1.4×1010 M of H I.[8]

SN 2010el[edit]

On June 19, 2010, Berto Monard from South Africa detected a magnitude 16 supernova 13" west and 22" south of the center of NGC 1566 at coordinates 04 19 58.83 -54 56 38.5.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database", Results for NGC 1566, retrieved 2007-04-01 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 1566". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Spanish Dancer Galaxy - NGC 1566 - Billions and Billions.com". billionsandbillions.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  4. ^ "NGC 1566 Spanish Dancer Galaxy in Dorado | Amazing Sky Astrophotography by Alan Dyer". amazingsky.photoshelter.com. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  5. ^ a b de Vaucouleurs, Gérard (April 1, 1973), "Southern Galaxies.VI. Luminosity Distribution in the Seyfert Galaxy NGC 1566", Astrophysical Journal, 181: 31–50, Bibcode:1973ApJ...181...31D, doi:10.1086/152028 
  6. ^ Huchra, John Peter; Geller, Margaret J. (June 15, 1982), "Groups of galaxies. I - Nearby groups", Astrophysical Journal, 257 (Part 1): 423–437, Bibcode:1982ApJ...257..423H, doi:10.1086/160000 
  7. ^ Firth, P.; Evstigneeva, E. A.; Jones, J. B.; Drinkwater, M. J.; et al. (November 2006), "Kinematics, substructure and luminosity-weighted dynamics of six nearby galaxy groups", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 372 (4): 1856–1868, arXiv:astro-ph/0608584Freely accessible, Bibcode:2006MNRAS.372.1856F, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10993.x 
  8. ^ a b Virginia A. Kilborn; Bärbel S. Koribalski; Duncan A. Forbes; David G. Barnes; et al. (January 2005), "A Wide-Field Hi Study of the NGC 1566 Group", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 356 (1): 77–88, arXiv:astro-ph/0409743Freely accessible, Bibcode:2005MNRAS.356...77K, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.08450.x 
  9. ^ David Bishop. "Latest Supernovae". supernovae.net (International Supernovae Network). Retrieved 2010-06-21. 

Coordinates: Sky map 04h 20m 00.4s, −54° 56′ 16″

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