NGC 2655 by Hubble Space Telescope.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||08h 55m 37.7s|
|Declination||+78° 13′ 03″|
|Redshift||1400 ± 1 km/s|
|Distance||63 Mly (19.5 Mpc)|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||10.1|
|Apparent size (V)||4′.9 × 4′.1|
|Arp 225, UGC 4637, PGC 25069|
NGC 2655 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is at a distance of 60 million light years from Earth. NGC 2655 is a Seyfert galaxy. The galaxy has asymmetric dust lanes in the centre of the galaxy, tidal arms and extended neutral hydrogen gas and may have recently experienced a merger. The complex dynamics of the HI and optical tails suggest the galaxy may have undergonen more mergers in the past. A weak bar has been detected in infrared H band. The diameter of the disk of the galaxy is estimated to be 60 Kpc (195,000 ly).
William Herschel discovered NGC 2655 in September 26, 1802 and described it as very bright and considerably large. The galaxy can be glimpsed with a 4-inch telescope under dark skies nearly 10° from the north celestial pole. One supernova has been observed in NGC 2655, SN 2011B, a type Ia with peak magnitude 12.8.
NGC 2655 is the brightest member of NGC 2655 group, which also contains the Sc galaxy NGC 2715, NGC 2591, and NGC 2748. One of the gas structures of NGC 2655 is trailing off toward the small galaxy UGC 4714.
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- List of supernovae sorted by Magnitude for 2011
- "A List of Nearby Galaxy Groups". Atlas of the Universe. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- Dmitry Makarov; Igor Karachentsev (2011). "Galaxy groups and clouds in the local (z∼ 0.01) Universe". MNRAS. 412 (4): 2498–2520. arXiv:1011.6277. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.412.2498M. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18071.x. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- NGC 2655 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images