NGC 2146

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NGC 2146
NGC 2146 HST.jpg
An image of NGC 2146.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 06h 18m 37.7s[1]
Declination +78° 21′ 25″[1]
Redshift 893 ± 5 km/s[1]
Distance 70,000,000 lyr
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.38[1]
Type SB(s)ab pec[1]
Apparent size (V) 6′.0 × 3′.4[1]
Other designations
UGC 3429,[1] PGC 18797[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 2146 is a barred spiral galaxy type SB(s)ab pec in the constellation Camelopardalis. The galaxy was discovered in 1876 by Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke.[2]

It has a diameter of 80,000 lyr.[2] The galaxy's most conspicuous feature is the dusty lanes of a spiral arm lying across the core of the galaxy as seen from Earth, the arm having been bent 45 degrees by a close encounter with a smaller galaxy possibly NGC 2146a about 0.8 billion years ago.[2] This close encounter is credited with the relatively high rates of star formation that qualify NGC 2146 as a starburst galaxy.[2] It was host to supernova SN 2005V, a type Ib/c supernova discovered by LIRIS on January 30.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h NED (July 16, 2012), Results for search on NGC 2146 
  2. ^ a b c d "Feeling the strain". The Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Mattlla, S; Greimel, R; Meikle, P. "LIRIS Discovers Supernovae in Starburst Galaxies" (PDF). Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes. Retrieved 8 July 2015.