NGC 3048

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NGC 3048[1]
NGC 3048 SDSS.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 3048
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationLeo
Right ascension 09h 54m 56s
Declination16° 27′ 26″
Helio radial velocity8860 km/s
Distance410 Mly
Apparent magnitude (B)16.3
Characteristics
TypeSb
Apparent size (V).35' x .2'
Other designations
CGCG 092-071

NGC 3048 is a pair of spiral galaxies located in the constellation Leo.[2] It was discovered on April 27, 1864, by German astronomer Albert Marth. The object consists of a visual pair of galaxies, PGC 1509261 and PGC 28595. PGC 1509261 is likely a physical pair with a much fainter galactic object not a part of the New General Catalogue, J095458+162726.[3]

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  1. ^ "GitHub - mattiaverga/OpenNGC: A license friendly NGC/IC objects database". 9 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019 – via GitHub.
  2. ^ Ford, Dominic. "The galaxy NGC 3048 - In-The-Sky.org". in-the-sky.org. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 3000 - 3049". cseligman.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.