NGC 2460

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NGC 2460
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NGC 2460 (lower left) and IC 2209 (upper right)[1]
Observation data
ConstellationCamelopardalis
Right ascension 07h 56m 52.3s
Declination+60° 20′ 58″
Redshift0.004837 ± 0.000017
Helio radial velocity1443 ± 3 km/s
Distance21.501 Mpc
Apparent magnitude (B)12.14
Absolute magnitude (V)11.71 ± 0.21
Characteristics
TypeSb D[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 2460 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. It was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on August 11, 1882.[1]

It is also identified as an active nucleus galaxy. Its redshift of 0.004837 gives an angular diameter distance of 21.501 megaparsecs, or approximately 70 million light-years.[2]

Physical characteristics[edit]

NGC 2460 has an absolute magnitude of 11.7, and an apparent magnitude of 12.1.[3] Several arms extend for long distances from the central galaxy, perhaps as a result of an interaction with nearby galaxy PGC 213434.[1] The galaxy has a radial velocity of 1443 km/s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Seligman, Courtney. "New General Catalog Objects: 2450 - 2499". cseligman.com. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "NGC 2460". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg.
  3. ^ "HyperLeda -object description". Leda.univ-lyon1.fr.
  4. ^ "NED results for object NGC 2460". Ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 21 January 2019.